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The Daily Chop: All-Star Game notes, MLB Draft, Trade Deadline and more

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A frustrating first half of the 2021 regular season will come to an end this weekend when the Atlanta Braves finish off a three-game series against the Miami Marlins and head into the All-Star break. Just being real, this season has been anything but fun. There have been some bright spots such as the play of Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies, but those have been largely overshadowed by the reality of a sub .500 record 86 games into the season. That certainly wasn’t what any of us were expecting.

So what to look for in the second half? They need to get healthy and they are going to need to plug some holes. What if they struggle out of the gate? Would they really sell?

I don’t see them selling under any circumstance but this trade deadline is going to be significant, one way or another.

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