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Trade Deadline: The Braves may not be done, moving Teheran or Maybin possible

While its likely the Braves appear content with their moves, its possible they could make more significant moves before the trading deadline.

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With the trade deadline coming this afternoon, one of the more hectic and busier trade seasons will come to an end. The Braves were certainly a part of that as they traded away Alex Wood, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan, Kelly Johnson, Juan Uribe, Bronson Arroyo, and former top prospect Jose Peraza.

That being said, according to's Mark Bowman, while the appear satisfied they may still make some more moves before the deadline.

Now, the title of the article that Bowman links implies that the Braves are done trading. However, Bowman goes on to speculate that given how busy the Braves have been during the deadline season, if the right deal (in particular for an offensive piece that could help in the near future) presented itself that the Braves would pull the trigger. The same goes for catcher AJ Pierzynski, who has garnered interest on the trade market as well. The Braves have fielded calls on all three of these players and given how bad the Braves have looked of late, especially on offense, its original hesitance to move Maybin or Teheran may have thawed a bit.

Also of note is that the Braves have received calls about Jason Frasor, who they just picked up but has impressed in his limited work for the Braves out of the bullpen. He could be sent to a team in need of a reliever to get righties out reliably.

That being said, its still unlikely the Braves will make a move unless they are garnering significant return. Teheran has had a rough season this year, especially on the road, and trading him now would be selling low on his value. Maybin has hit just over .200 since the All-Star break, so there are arguments to either get max value for him now and avoid the risk of regression or keep him and hope he regains form over the next year or two. AJ Pierzynski would normally be a prime candidate to move, but with very limited options at catcher (especially with the questions surrounding Christian Bethancourt's viability as a major league player), its possible they will keep AJP simply because of lack of options behind the plate.

As 4 PM approaches today, it should be interesting to see if the Braves are done making waves or if they have a couple more moves left in them.

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