I really hope that the Braves exercise Thomson's inexpensive option. The Braves just don't have many guys that throw strikes.
Add to that the fact that Thomson eats innings and gets people out. Out of the Braves pitching staff right now, I'd say Thomson has the 2nd or 3rd best control on the team, behind Smoltz and possibly Reitsma.
My favorite pitchers tend to be the ones that throw strikes and don't beat themselves. (Exceptions are batting practice pitchers like Adam Bernero and Travis Smith. Thomson is very effective when healthy.)