Why Braves won't make a move before deadline

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 23, 2019 - 12:21 pm

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The Atlanta Braves hold a comfortable lead in the NL East with the MLB trade deadline only eight days away. They currently lead the Washington Nationals by 6 1/2 games. 

With the starting rotation in question and not having a reliable closer, it would make sense for the Braves to bolster their pitching before the deadline. 

However, it's looking more clear that the Braves may stand pat because they're looking more long-term.

"I'm saying the Braves should do something before the deadline in the next eight days to make yourself better now so you can try to win a World Series this year," Andy Bunker said.

It seems Atlanta doesn't want to part with their highly-rated prospects which makes sense if you consider the success of former prospects Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson.

"If you have half that much success with the guys that are on your prospect list right now, you've got controllable assets that are very talented for the next half-decade, and you can win with those guys," Andy continued.

"So as much as I want the Braves to do something, just looking at that; that's a pretty solid argument for why they won't."