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Trading Post: So What's Wren to Do?

76 hours to go… and the Braves haven’t done anything yet!

Don’t panic.

As an organization, the Braves under Frank Wren’s tenure as General Manager (since October 2007) have shown a few general philosophies with regard to obtaining personnel near the trade deadline:

Here’s what we know since the last update

Meanwhile, former Brave Jairo Asencio has been Designated for Assignment by the Orioles.  If the Braves opted to pick him up again, it would strictly be for depth purposes.

So the executive summary for this morning is….

  • Still looking for bullpen help:  left-handed first, then an impact righty (maybe).  Joe Thatcher, Javier Lopez are real possibilities.
  • Kicking the tires for front-line starters.  I could see Atlanta offering to take Jake Peavy and his entire contract for a B-level prospect or two.  Betting the White Sox will hold out for better prospects and less money.  The could certainly keep him, too.
  • No word about getting a replacement for Ramiro Pena.

76 hours.

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