By David Miller @DavidMillerRant on April 14, 2014
Right now the Atlanta Braves are sticking towards the top of MLB Power Rankings and the National League East. With a return to dominance over their rival Washington Nationals, the season looks bright. It is inevitable that some players will be traded this season by the Braves if only because of the odd way the spring ended and the season started. Here are a few that are probably on the trading block as time rolls forward towards the deadline.
Okay, so Floyd is not quite back from his offseason surgery yet but when he does come back, all he will need is a few strong outings for the Braves to really need to look at a possible trade. Basically the truth is they have too many starting pitchers or will soon, and some will be traded to avoid losing a ton of value.
Schafer is a very good fourth outfielder and plays his role very well for the Braves but there could be a team out there who would pay to give him a chance to play more often. Imagine his newly found success alongside Dexter Fowler in Houston for example.
While the struggles of the last few seasons certainly cannot be forgotten, Uggla is off to a good start this season. It is very possible that he could be good enough for someone to look at him in a low cost trade where the Braves eat some salary. A trade to the infielder starving Yankees seems possible if their situation does not improve and the Braves want to strike while the iron is hot.
There will be at least one young pitcher moved and I think Hale would be the one who the Braves would be more willing to send away. Alex Wood is possible but he has more roots in Atlanta and has proven himself able to come out of the bullpen.
We all know this is the same Harang that the Mariners didn't want this offseason and that the Indians cut this spring right? He is dominant right now for whatever reason. When this team straightens out, do not be surprised if someone makes a nice offer for him to sure up their rotation.
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