Rosenthal, though admitting it's a long shot, is beating the drum for the Braves to trade Teixeira to the Dbacks in a deal involving Conor Jackson as the main player coming back. That would be great for the Braves -- they simply have no one at first to replace Teixeira going forward -- but they'd have to add stuff for Arizona to give up a really good player whom they control for a while in exchange for a Teixeira rental. But let's face it: the Dbacks are barely treading water in the West, and an addition like Teixeira could end that race before it truly gets going. Stranger things have happened.
All of this hinges, of course, on whether the Braves think they're sellers. I desperately want them to be at this point, though it's not at all clear that the front office feels that way. It goes against every ethical consideration in all of fandom, but I'm sorta hoping that Chipper's hamstring and Hudson's elbow, while not turning out to be serious injuries, keep them on the shelf long enough to make Wren throw in the towel and start trading folks.