The Detroit Tigers are reportedly open at the close of trading. There are three players the Atlanta Braves should consider.
That MLB trade deadline is less than a week away as teams have until August 2nd at 6pm ET to move and/or acquire players. There were teams that were expected to sell by deadline such as the Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics and Cincinnati Reds. Now there is a new team to add to the seller list.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athleticthe Detroit Tigers are ready to trade starting pitcher Tarik Skubal and revealed “almost everyone is available.”
This is welcome news for teams looking to make a push towards the World Series. That Atlanta Braves fit that bill as they are hot on the heels of the New York Mets for first place in the NL East and are looking to repeat themselves as World Series champions.
The Braves should look at the Tigers and consider acquiring any of these three players.
Braves Rumors: 3 Tigers trade chips Atlanta should be chasing by deadline day
Tarik Skubal, SP
Let’s start with Skubal, the player named Rosenthal in his report. When it comes to value, Skubal carries most of it. For teams looking to pull up a Commissioner’s Trophy at the end, increasing their starting rotation increases their chances.
In his third season with the Tigers, Skubal recorded a 3.88 ERA, a 1,172 WHIP, a 7-8 record, 111 strikeouts and 27 walks over 106.2 innings (19 starts).
The Braves are looking for a starting pitcher at the close of trading. The Athletics Jim Bowden states in his latest article that Atlanta will “take the opportunity” to add Reds pitcher Luis Castillo if they were given the chance. But Castillo is arguably the most desirable pitcher before the deadline, so there’s no guarantee the Braves will be able to acquire him.
It may take a lot to get Skubal away from the Tigers, but the Braves should at least keep an eye on him if other starting pitcher deals are to fail.
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