It has been an interesting and exciting year in the NL East.
The five-time defending division champ Philadelphia Phillies have completely fallen apart and are in last place. The New York Mets, who no one expected much of, have had a solid first half behind R.A. Dickey and David Wright. The Washington Nationals, led by their starting rotation, had a fantastic first half and are in first place in the division when most people thought they were at least a year away.
In the midst of all of this, the Atlanta Braves are contending for the division and are four games back of the Nationals. They are a half game up on San Francisco, the Mets and St. Louis for the final wild card spot.
Many people expected that the Braves would compete this year, and they have certainly done that. Now, with the free agent deadline fast approaching, it is time for the teams that are in contention to make a move.
Here are some of the players that the Braves should be looking at to fill in the gaps in their roster.