Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/29/12
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The odds seem stacked against the Atlanta Braves' wishes of acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher by Tuesday 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster prefers to be dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Greinke went to the Los Angeles Angels and the Miami Marlins only seem willing to trade Josh Johnson within the National League East for a steep asking price. MLB.com reported that Braves general manager Frank Wren and his staff are still evaluating their options in seeking a starting pitcher, but they are also interested in strengthening the team's bench and bullpen. "Frank and I talk all the time and keep in touch all the time about stuff," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told MLB.com. "You can't help it this time of year when you watch MLB Network to notice a rumor out there or a tweet. But I'm to the point where whoever gets here, gets here." Even though Dempster blocked a trade that would have sent him to the Braves this week, he has reportedly no...
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