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Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: observations from deadline day

Seriously: it is difficult to make trades. Yet with under an hour to go before the hard deadline on Wednesday, most MLB teams were trading players like prizefighters trade haymakers – and the Atlanta Braves were right in the thick of the action.

The original ‘plan’ for the Braves – if it was accurately conveyed in public pronouncements – was to seek a frontline starter, bullpen help, and perhaps another bat (probably an outfielder).

You know that call you get when you’re already on the way to the store for something quick? The call that tells you ‘never mind’ on the original list… but instead you get an expanded list of needs for your errand?