The Braves suffered a pretty sizable blow on Monday night, when young ace Mike Soroka tore his right Achilles tendon. He will miss the rest of the season and 2021 might even be impacted. Word from the front office is the Braves are going to try to replace him internally, but the possibility down the road they'll try to trade for rotation help remains, especially with Cole Hamels' injury lingering.
Here are a few pitchers who might end up on the Braves' radar by the end of this month.
Finally back and effective so far, Cobb checks the boxes of what an ideal trade might look like. Despite their great start, the Orioles are still in full-on tank mode, are expected to fall out of the race before the trade deadline and Cobb is a rental since he's a free agent after this season. He probably won't cost a ton in prospect currency, either, with his recent injury history.
The only person on this list that comes from an expected contender that is off to a hot start, Quintana's circumstance is that he's a free agent after the season and appears to be Wally Pipp'd of his rotation spot by Alec Mills and Tyler Chatwood combined. I wrote earlier the Cubs should use Quintana in relief because of this. The situation also makes him tradeable.