Breaking News: Cardinals Hurler Surprisingly Mentioned As Trade Candidate For Braves

FILE PHOTO: Oct 5, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) looks on from the during out prior to game two of the 2018 NLDS playoff baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

Cardinals Pitcher Mentioned as Surprise Trade Candidate for Braves
Is it feasible for the Braves to engage in a trade involving the experienced pitcher?
During the previous offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals made a concerted effort to bolster their starting rotation.

In 2023, St. Louis endured one of its toughest seasons in recent memory, largely due to a thin starting pitching staff. The team grappled with injuries and stumbled early in the season. Despite possessing talent in pitchers like Jordan Montgomery and Jack Flaherty, they were traded away before the deadline.

To address these issues, the Cardinals embarked on a reloading process during the recent offseason, securing signings such as Sonny Gray, Kyle Gibson, and Lance Lynn. While St. Louis’ rotation has seen improvement, the team still finds itself at the bottom of the National League Central standings with a 9-12 record.

Although the trade deadline is still months away, speculation has already begun to surface. Zachary Rymer of Bleacher Report compiled a list of needs for several teams along with potential solutions. Surprisingly, he mentioned Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn as a possible option for the Atlanta Braves in a prospective trade scenario.


Rymer pointed out the Braves’ potential need for additional pitching due to uncertainties surrounding Spencer Strider’s injury status. He highlighted Lynn’s reliability for providing significant innings and his strong performance thus far in the season.

Lynn currently has a club option for the 2025 season but could become a free agent at the end of the current season. However, it seems highly improbable for St. Louis to trade Lynn, particularly to Atlanta.

Given St. Louis’ offseason efforts to strengthen their starting rotation, it appears unlikely that they would entertain the idea of trading away players they specifically acquired for that purpose.

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