Originally Posted by BringBackBlkJack
It might not be a talent issue, per se. The Braves are teeming with young (read: minimum salary) SP and they wanted to offload Hanson's salary to make room for a 3B to fill Chipper's void (or a LF if Prado moves to 3B). The trade nets them around $4M to play with. As a Braves fan, I'm hoping something else is in the works. They're really going to miss Hanson if their young arms don't work out.
To be fair, Hanson was worse than league average last year.