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Atlanta Braves Trade Options: 3 Waiver-Wire Players They Want

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Atlanta Braves Trade Options: 3 Waiver-Wire Players They Want
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The Atlanta Braves are inching closer and closer to reaching postseason glory once again. 

Chipper Jones is back in action, and the Braves boast the fourth-best pitching staff in all of baseball. 

Granted, the Braves can sit tight as the waiver-wire begins to heat up in August, and they'd still probably end up maintaining their lead in the Wild Card race. 

However, let's discuss long term here.  The Braves are one of the more dangerous teams in the National League, and merely making the playoffs is not a goal of the organization nor the fan base. 

There's been recent concerns about the overuse of the Braves' pen, namely Craig Kimbrel, Johnny Venters, and Eric O'Flaherty. 

So, would Braves' general manager Frank Wren be wise to invest in the waiver-wire market for a reliever this August, thus taking pressure off of his beleaguered 'pen heading down the home stretch of the season?

Let's take a look at a few options and see for ourselves. 

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