As the 2014 MLB season hits the midway point, the Atlanta Braves find themselves in a battle in the National League East. In order to enhance their chances of making the postseason, they may look to make a deal at the trade deadline.
Atlanta once again has a strong pitching staff. It's so strong that it could look at moving a few pieces in order to bring back some help on offense.
The Braves have plenty of big bats on offense, but they rank among the worst in all of baseball at scoring runs. That can easily be explained by the fact that they have several batters who swing and miss quite frequently. That's not a good thing to have come October, but first, the Braves have to find a way to get there.
Atlanta's pitching is good enough to keep the team in every game. The offense has the bats to make some noise, but it would benefit by adding a consistent hitter. Evan Gattis, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson are all hitting the ball well in 2014. However, the rest of the lineup is full of holes that could cost the team a postseason spot.
Make sure to keep checking back here to see what rumors the Braves are involved in or what deals the team makes as the MLB trade deadline approaches.