The Braves traded reliever Blaine Boyer to the Cardinals for last year's Rule 5 pick Brian Barton. Boyer got designated for assignment when JoJo Reyes was called up to take Glavine's spot in the rotation last Saturday. Boyer had been getting hammered recently and apparently ended up in Bobby's doghouse. Bobby's doghouse is also known as Grand Central Station, because once you're there, you'll be traveling soon...
The Cardinals' bullpen is as big a mess as the Braves' and Atlanta needs a right handed outfielder so the trade helps patch a couple of minor holes on each team. Some comments on the trade are a bit panicky for some reason even though it's essentially two teams swapping surplus depth. Both Brian and Blaine have a lot of talent that they haven't quite taken advantage of yet, so there's a potential for one or both players in the trade to break out and have a solid season in the right circumstances. I really like the trade for one reason:
Brian Barton wants to be an astronaut!
Maybe Brian will be called up in time for the Houston series!