MLB Trade Rumors: 7 Deals the Atlanta Braves Can Make to Catch the Phillies

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MLB Trade Rumors: 7 Deals the Atlanta Braves Can Make to Catch the Phillies
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Matt Kemp would make a major difference in Atlanta.

Following a historic collapse, the Atlanta Braves are a team looking for some answers. More often than not, this means that the front office will look to make some type of major move during the offseason to patch up a hole and help save their own skin from upset fans.

The good news for fans is that with Kenshin Kawakami and Nate McLouth each having their contract come off the books, nearly $10 million on salary was freed up. Although owner Liberty Media has been cheaper than the days of Ted Turner, they have shown a willingness to keep the payroll steady.

This article takes a look at seven potential deals, whether through trades or free agency, that could help push the Braves over the hump and past the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012.

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