Benson talks stall over outfielders

Time to taunt the Pirates again. This story claims that the Braves “might” trade Andy Marte and Jose Capellan for Kristin Benson. Yeah, right. I’ve learned never to say never with Scheurholz, and this is at least more realistic than last year when they thought they could get Marcus Giles, but come on. The Braves are going to trade their two top prospects, at a time when they’re trying to cut payroll, to bring in a starting pitcher they don’t really need? A starting pitcher with a sore arm and a history of mediocrity? A starting pitcher with a girl’s name? Yeah, right.

This is par for the course for the Pirates, of course. They want the Rangers to give them Laynce Nix, who is only their everyday centerfielder and putting up an .838 OPS. They want the Twins to give up Jason Kubel. For some reason, they can’t understand that Kristin really isn’t that valuable.

(Hat tip to Andrew.)