MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Atlanta Braves Catch the Philadelphia Phillies?

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MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Atlanta Braves Catch the Philadelphia Phillies?
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The Atlanta Braves had one of the most successful runs in team history during the 1990s, winning 14 straight NL East division titles. 

Led by stud pitchers such as Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Steve Avery, the Braves were the most stacked team in the National League.

Future Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox retired after 28 years at the helm of the Braves, after leading them to the 1995 World Series championship. 

Fast forward to 2011, and the Braves are managed by Fredi Gonzalez and they currently trail the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies by 3.5 games.

The Braves have a new breed of stars namely Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla, and pitchers Jair Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson.

The trading period is usually a time of speculation and scenario-making as to what stars go where.

So here goes three of the most pressing rumors and lessons for the Atlanta Braves:

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