5 Players the Atlanta Braves Should Move at 2014 Trade Deadline

Atlanta Braves Top 5 Players Likely To Be Traded

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While every team has their needs at the trade deadline, the Atlanta Braves have a few players that they shouldn't mind trading in order to get the pieces they need. For the Braves, the bullpen is a definite weak spot currently, but they could also use some help from their bench as the season goes on. With just a short time to go until the trade deadline, here are 5 players that the Braves should consider trading soon.

5. Dan Uggla

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5. Dan Uggla

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Oh, I know. He probably isn't going to be traded because who wants to pay $ 13 million for a player who is way past his prime, right? It's not very likely that he is going to be a part of a trade, but if the Braves can get a desperate team to take him, they should let him go for just about anything, including a Christmas ham. Sadly, the Braves may be paying him into next season.

4. Juan Jaime

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4. Juan Jaime

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As much trouble as the Braves have had in the bullpen, it's hard to see them moving a young bullpen piece. He's an absolute flame-thrower who could help many teams, including the Braves. However, if they can make a move for an experienced bullpen arm, Jaime might be a piece the team uses to pull in a good bench bat that the team is in need of.

3. Jordan Schafer

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3. Jordan Schafer

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The Braves have speed in B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward, so the speed that Schafer has doesn't count for much more than he can pinch run late in games. His skill set can be replaced if the Braves decide to go after a better bat off the bench. Look for Schafer to be part of a deal for a relief pitcher.

2. Aaron Northcraft

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2. Aaron Northcraft

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Northcraft is destined to be a solid 3-5 pitcher when he makes his way to the major leagues. He throws a heavy sinking fastball that could be used by pretty much any team in the league. He could be used in part of a deal for a reliever or bench bat, in which the Braves could get a minor league player too. With the depth that the Braves have in starting pitching coming through the minors, Northcraft may be headed elsewhere.

1. Aaron Harang

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1. Aaron Harang

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I know that he's been good for the Braves, but with Gavin Floyd's injury, Harang moves into first place. The Braves need bullpen help badly, and they have great depth in their starting pitching. Granted, David Hale might not be as good as Harang this season, but for the long term, it'd be a good choice. Harang is the most likely to be traded, and it might be sooner than people believe.

Steven Whitaker is an Atlanta Braves writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @CoachStevenWhit or add him to your circles on Google

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