A few thoughts:
- After working three days in a row, Rafael Soriano is looking rather cooked; Kris Medlen, on the other hand, is looking better and better.
- Omar Infante is not a major league center fielder.
- You could do worse than have Matt Diaz as your leadoff hitter. He's been in a Braves uniform for four years; his batting averages have been .327, .338, .244, and this year's .328. Which of these is not like the others?
- Tim Hudson looked a lot better in his first appearance after Tommy John surgery than Peter Moylan did on April 8 -- walk, single, single, walk, replaced by Blaine Boyer. All four runners eventually scored. Four runs and no outs: an ERA of infinity.
We could certainly target big-market AL teams if we were just looking for a salary dump of Lowe or Kawakami, but I don't think that would be a wise move.