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Grading The MLB Trade Deadline

XN Sports grades every team now that the2014 MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone.

Yoenis Cespedes
James Russell

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves – This is kind of an understated move but the Braves addressed the lack of left-handed relief pitching by getting James Russell from the Cubs. Russell was highly sought-after for having a 3.51 ERA in 33 1/3 innings. They also received some the versatile Emilio Bonifacio, who can play many positions and has 14 steals in 69 games. It’s not the flashy move but it’s an understated one that should help the Braves. Grade B

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