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Saints shopping RB Pierre Thomas and WR Lance Moore to other teams, per sources, and even could be open to trading RB Darren Sproles also.
Wow. The Saints can't be thinking of blowing up their offense, can they? Moore is a Drew Brees favorite, but he's simply not a consistent threat. Sproles is a nice player to have, but the fact is that Thomas can catch the ball very well out of the bakcfield and he's about five times the all-around back that Sproles is. It will be interested to see what happens, especially in the backfield, since Mark Ingram finally showed some nice work late in the year. ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender