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2. Should the Braves go after a top starter?

A's lefty starter Barry Zito

BravesCenter's Bill Shanks continues his 35-part series on the main questions facing the Braves this winter. Question number two discusses whether or not the Braves should go after another top-flight starting pitcher, much like they did last December when they acquired Tim Hudson.

It would seem on the surface that the Atlanta Braves are not in need of a starting pitcher. They have John Smoltz, Tim Hudson, Horacio Ramirez, and Jorge Sosa expected to return from the 2005 rotation. Plus they have a $4.75 million option on John Thomson. Then you have three young pitchers, Kyle Davies, Anthony Lerew, and Chuck James, who could easily state a case for being ready to step into the... Recommended Stories

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