Atlanta Braves: 4 Reasons the Trade Deadline Gave the Braves a World Series Push

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Atlanta Braves: 4 Reasons the Trade Deadline Gave the Braves a World Series Push
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The clock was ticking down on the trade deadline, and Atlanta Braves fans were anxiously waiting for an update.

Carlos Beltran, gone.

Hunter Pence to a division rival.

It was looking pretty grim for Atlanta, as the two best power-hitting outfielders were quickly swept off the table.

Things did, however, quickly turn around.

The Braves added the best center fielder available by acquiring Michael Bourn from the Astros.

Let's look at four reasons why the trade deadline will push Atlanta all the way to the World Series

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