ATLANTA BRAVES Wish list: The Braves hope to sign free-agent third baseman Terry Pendleton to a four-year deal soon and have joined the Orioles in the bidding for Franklin Stubbs. They also have shown interest in free-agent outfielder Willie Wilson.
Trade bait: Second baseman Jeff Treadway has garnered some interest from around the majors. So has surprise All-Star catcher Greg Olson. But the Braves would rather move outfielder Lonnie Smith and infielder Jeff Blauser. Third baseman Jim Presley also could be available if Pendleton agrees to terms.
Rumor mill: There has been speculation that the Braves are looking to Stubbs because they have given up hope that Nick Esasky will be back anytime soon.