Of the moves Atlanta did make, the primary target was acquiring starters such as Lowe, Vazquez and Kawakami, who all have been durable innings-eaters in their careers. Last year 11 Braves started at least four games and none threw 200 innings.
Overheard: A young player approached Hudson in the clubhouse, seeking advice not on pitching but on refinancing his house. Signs of the times are everywhere. ... Had the Braves competed in a Biggest Loser Couples competition, McCann and