Today is going to be a big day for Braves fans, as the MLB Trade Deadline strikes at 4 PM.
Braves, very much in this at 4 back in NL East despite all the misfortunes, are buyers looking for bullpen help and a bat.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 30, 2021
This isn’t exactly breaking news. The Braves have needed a bat and bullpen help for months, but the options are starting to get slim. Reports are surfacing that Whit Merrifield and Trey Mancini are unlikely to be moved, and a lot of players who are true rentals only remain. I don’t see the Braves going in on a guy like Kris Bryant, who has openly said he is testing free agency in the winter.
Some guys like Ian Kennedy or Bryant’s teammate Craig Kimbrel may make sense, but time is running out for Atlanta to improve the roster and make a final push for the playoffs.