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Braves cash in retreads to land Rangers prospect Travis Demeritte

As a former first-rounder for the Rangers, infielder Travis Demeritte offers the Braves plenty of upside for a prospect acquired so cheaply. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

I'm not saying Dario Alvarez and Lucas Harrell can't help the Texas Rangers, but the Atlanta Braves just spun lead into gold with their acquisitions of these two guys and the subsequent deal for a somewhat tarnished former first-round pick with huge raw power in Travis Demeritte.