The Atlanta Braves sit seven games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East entering play on Saturday and five games out in a logjam of an NL Wild Card race.
While neither of those deficits are too big to overcome, Braves President of Baseball Operations John Hart isn't signing off on a major buying spree before the July 31st MLB trade deadline
"We're not going to be big buyers," Hart said during a recent Q&A with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I'm not saying we won't deal. But with [Jason] Grilli going down and there's an unknown with Freddie [Freeman], we're not in a position where we can go out and try to get three or four pieces.
"We don't have the big chip that will take somebody over the top," Hart added. "If people want good pieces and they can offer us something, yeah. But we're going to take great care. We're playing short. There is a very real possibility we won't do anything."