John Shuerholz and Bobby Cox began building the Braves dynasty in the late '80s.
Fast forward to 2007, and John Schuerholz is promoted to president of baseball operations after a legendary tenure as Braves general manager. Waiting in the wings was assistant general manager Frank Wren, formerly of the Baltimore Orioles. After serving as Schuerholz's assistant for several years, Wren's Braves posted records of 72-90 in 2008, 86-76 in 2009 and 91-71 in 2010.
The Braves eked back into the playoffs as the winner of the NL Wild Card, but fell to the eventual World Champion San Fransisco Giants by losing three one-run games.
This season is the first of Wren's tenure without future Hall of Fame skipper Bobby Cox in the dugout, so the pressure is on for him to establish his footprint on the Braves organization with another playoff run in 2011.
Currently, the Braves are leading the Wild Card race and sit five games behind the Philadelphia Phillies, leaders of the division. The past four years have seen some improvements and some setbacks.
Wren's legacy will be defined in part by which trades he can make happen at the 2011 trade deadline. In this article, I will use Frank Wren's history of moves and trades to try to predict who we will see donning a Braves jersey on Sunday at 4 p.m.