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Braves Make Waves with Midseason Moves

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB


Sitting at 25-25 on June 2, the Braves needed to make some moves to remain competitive in the NL East. Frank Wren again showed that he has the talent/experience to continue to be a successful major league GM.

First, they moved highly-touted prospect Jordan Schafer back to Triple-A Gwinnett to learn more plate discipline. He struck out 63 times since his debut where he hit a home run in his first at bat. He has the potential to be a 20-20 guy, but he needs to learn to hit consistently.

Taking his place is Gregor Blanco. He may not provide tremendous power, but he can play all outfield positions and provide lead-off help to Kelly Johnson. At the end of Tuesday, the outfield still needed a power bat until they ca...

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