Atlanta Braves Rumors: Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest Trade Chatter

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Atlanta Braves Rumors: Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest Trade Chatter
John Bazemore/Associated Press

With the MLB trade deadline approaching and trade season in full swing, many fanbases find it hard to weed through all the rumors and determine what is real and what isn't.

Certain sellers like the Philadelphia Phillies or San Diego Padres see their own players thrown into fake trades every hour. On the buyers' side, things are kept a bit closer to the vest, as organizations don't want to release who they're specifically targeting or who they're willing to give up.

For the Atlanta Braves, we have a general idea of what they want, but rumors have been hard to come by these past few days. Atlanta is searching for some bullpen and bench help. It also may be eyeing a starting pitcher, but specifics aren't coming from the Braves.

There have been a couple rumors worth mentioning and explaining whether they are real or a bunch of hooey. Everything around this time, no matter the source, must be taken with a grain of salt. However, based on the information at hand, it is possible to determine what's believable (fact) and what's not (fiction).

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