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Why Josh Johnson Is a Better Atlanta Braves Trade Option Than Zack Greinke

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Why Josh Johnson Is a Better Atlanta Braves Trade Option Than Zack Greinke
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Josh Johnson had a strong start against the Braves in his last time out.

With just a few days remaining until the trading deadline, it has become obvious that the Atlanta Braves are going to make every attempt to add a starting pitcher. It had appeared that the Braves were close to landing Ryan Dempster, but for better or worse, that won't be happening due to Dempster earning the right to veto the trade with his length of experience.

With Dempster out of the way, some of the top names the Braves are focusing their attention on are Josh Johnson and Zack Greinke. This article will take a look at why Johnson is the more sensible fit for the Braves at this time, in spite of Greinke's better numbers.

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