I think this move means that the Braves have a suitor in line for Wickman, though it’s hard to see how starting the clock can improve trade leverage.
If they don’t, and they’re just dumping his sorry self, especially since Dotel isn’t ready to step up, it is very much a break from tradition.
Who becomes the Braves’ closer?
Rafael Soriano wins in the near term, but this sure seems like it’s tied to another move.
We shall see.