Every time I read the Braves Inbox (used to be called "Mailbag" but I guess no one sends postal mail anymore), I always answer the questions in my head before reading Bowman's replies. This was a fun off-season project last year and I'll do my best to keep up this year.
Here's last week's inbox, and here's this week's...
What is the possibility that the Braves could trade for Justin Upton and then persuade B.J. Upton to sign a contract?
-- Milton G., Snellville, Ga.
That would be SO COOL. I just don't know how long we could afford them. I'd like to build a team and keep it the same for a while, you know? Also, there are very few players I'd be willing to trade, and no one is good enough to pry Justin Upton. If Wren ends up trading my Jonny or EO for a big name player I'm going to be as upset as I was when Tom Glavine cheated on me with the Mets.
Why don't the Braves move Heyward to center field? He has proven that he can play there and had the National League's best zone rating.