Gotta question the Braves motive here. Sure they have a pitching surplus, but why not parlay Hanson into a better deal for another piece? They either are being aggressive with some Free Agent or are poised to make another big move.
Don't like this trade for the Braves at all. Hanson is a stud pitcher with top of the rotation potential and he is still young. On the surface this trade looks bad but we'll see what they do from here.
knowing the braves, this doesn't mean we are going after another free agent hard or anything. hanson could have gotten us a decent bat, but we choose a subpar relief pitcher who we could have brought up in our system. this moves makes no sense when we could have traded him to just about anyone.
Watching him this past year, seems like he has regressed. Move into that a weak *** AL west will help tho. He will standout next year as he grew up in that area. He will only be an innings eater for the angels tho.