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Hot Stove for Monday


Plenty of teams will be contacting Schuerholz at the meetings with interest in Braves who could be available in trades, especially catcher Johnny Estrada, third-base prospect Andy Marte and pitchers John Thomson, Horacio Ramirez and Jorge Sosa.
Possible trade targets include Tampa Bay's Danys Baez, Toronto's Miguel Batista and possibly Houston's Brad Lidge, if the Astros are serious about entertaining offers for the All-Star who saved 42 games and recorded 103 strikeouts before struggling in the postseason.

The Braves hoped they wouldn't have to replace Furcal, but knew there was a strong possibility and already had some discussions with Tampa Bay about shortstop Julio Lugo.