The Atlanta Braves could work well with the San Diego Padres in a trade scenario
The San Diego Padres are a very good team. At the time of this writing, they are very much in the playoff hunt with a 90.6% chance to make the playoffs, and have a .570 winning percentage. Yet, they are 3rd in their division.
If they want to win their division and avoid a wild card game, they are going to have to pick up their pace. Injuries have already hurt them in the rotation department as Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, and Dinelson Lamet, are currently on the 10 day IL.
The Atlanta Braves would mostly take the best offer available for Morton, rather than try to fill a specific need since a rental player like Morton would most likely not net a franchise-changing package. The Atlanta Braves need outfielders, but you won’t see them trading for a guy like Tommy Pham who is also a rental if they are giving up a rental.
The Padres have the 6th ranked farm system, so they have plenty to offer. They could easily win a bidding war against any team they want for Morton’s services. Odds are that the Padres would most likely offer a prospect package, rather than players already on the major league squad since they are pushing hard to catch the Dodgers and Giants. This could work in the Braves’ favor as it could result in an overpay in prospects.