Last Friday’s MLB trade deadline came and went without the much-anticipated fireworks that usually come with one of baseball’s biggest days.

Heading into the final week, there were many rumors involving big names that could have potentially been moved, but for the most part there wasn’t a whole lot of action once Friday arrived.

Now, there were a few big names (Johnny Cueto, Troy Tulowitzki, David Price and Cole Hamels) who ended up changing jerseys, but most of these trades occurred early on in the trade deadline week.

But there was one trade that happened late in the week toward the deadline that caught my attention as well as the attention of those who follow the team from close and afar.

On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves shipped away supposed top prospect Jose Peraza, a proven starter in Alex Wood, relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan and pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who was never gong to don an Atlanta uniform to begin with, to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What the Braves got in return was a proven, albeit not in the major leagues, middle-of-the-order hitter in Hector Olivera, a potential setup man, Paco Rodriguez, for a woeful bullpen, a minor league prospect and a first-round pick in next summer’s draft.

On paper it may look like Atlanta got the raw end of this deal with Los Angeles, and judging by comments from fans on Twitter posts of the Braves’ various beat writers, many people felt that is exactly what happened.

But if you look under the surface, this deal, or at least one like it, was coming since John Hart began retooling the organization about eight months ago. Since Hart arrived to return the Braves back to the team that was a lock for the postseason every year, he has been acquiring young pitching so that he could one day flip those arms for an impact bat, something the Braves don’t have outside of Freddie Freeman.

The wealth of pitching the Braves have stocked throughout the organization softens the blow of losing Wood, who quietly hasn’t been the same pitcher who won 11 games and sported a 2.78 ERA in 2014. He has instead seen his ERA rise to 3.54 while sitting with a mediocre 7-6 win-loss record. I’m willing to bet this year’s Wood is closer to reality than the one we saw the past two seasons.

The Braves will do just fine filling out their rotation with guys like Shelby Miller, Julio Teheran, Matt Wisler, Williams Perez, Manny Banuelos, Mike Foltynewicz and eventually Touki Toussaint.

As for Peraza, who was still regarded as the Braves’ top prospect despite not performing up to his billing during this season in Gwinnett, I don’t think the Braves will miss him entirely too much.

The potential Olivera has more than outweighs what the Braves gave up in Peraza, who was expendable because of who Atlanta has in the majors (Andrelton Simmons and Jace Peterson) and the minors (Ozzie Albies).

Olivera is what the Braves anemic offense needs: A middle-of-the-order hitter who will hit for average and power and be able to hold down a lineup with Freeman for hopefully years to come.

Olivera is also far from the last hitter I believe the Braves will acquire before the 2016 season. He’s one of the pieces of a puzzle Hart hopes to have solved by 2017 at the latest.

I’m not worried about the Braves giving up a couple of solid players because in the long run I think it will pan out and Braves fans will look back and wonder why they got worked up about this trade in the first place.