Wren: Must be sure trades strengthen Braves | Atlanta Braves.

Generally, you want to not make deals that weaken the team, unless you’re the Mets or something where it’s a tradition. Wren says that they were never close to a trade of Prado or Jurrjens, that it’s all in the “feeling out” stage. FWIW, DOB is still pushing Seth Smith “plus a center field prospect” in a Prado deal.