article was talking about the Braves interest in Nate McLouth, which I could see, however I'm pretty sure Paul Sullivan was referring to an interest in lefty reliever Will Ohman that is coming from the Braves.If you read MLBTR, you might have thought this
McLouth can be had for a middle-relief pitcher like Carmen Pignatiello, Neal Cotts or Will Ohman, who also is drawing interest from Atlanta.Ohman seems like an interesting buy-low option. He struggled last year with a 4.95 ERA but he did find success as a lefty specialist the two previous years. Even with his struggles this year, most of that came from right-handers, who absolutely demolished him. He wasn't as effective as you might like against lefties, posting a .236 BAA, however that's still not half bad. I'd be willing to chalk this down as a fluke year for Ohman, whose peripherals were surprisingly similar to his more effective years. He's got a fastball that reaches the mid-90's and a nasty slider that just kills left-handers so depending on the price, it seems like a good move. If the Cubs could have Nate McLouth for him though, the price may be a tad out of our range. I'm confident that Wren will bring in another lefty, I'm just not sure it'll be before spring training. If nothing happens this week, I wouldn't be worried.