Atlanta Braves rumors: Top 4 starting pitchers to trade for in 2024

The Atlanta Braves need a starting pitcher. Many are looking to free agency but here's why we think the Braves are more likely to make a move in the trade market to solidify the rotation.

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Tyler Glasnow
Team Control Years Left: 1
2024 Salary: $25MM

Tyler Glasnow
Wild Card Series - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game One / Julio Aguilar/GettyImages

Tyler Glasnow has been linked to the Braves a couple of times in this short offseason already. Glasnow is due $25 million next season and the Rays don't like to pay players much more than minimum wage. Granted, the Rays signed Glasnow to an extension last August his $25MM salary would be the highest single-season paycheck in Rays' history.

Glasnow is the type of pitcher that immediately gets Cy Young consideration if he's healthy. The thing about Glasnow is that the Rays are already down Shane McClanahan for the entire season with starters Jeffrey Springs and Drew Rasmussen set to miss chunks of the year, as well. Whether Glasnow gets moved or not will depend on whether the Rays think they have more magic sauce in the minor leagues.

Despite the injury history and the steep price tag, it would be incredible to see Glasnow in a Braves uniform. I just don't think the Rays have the confidence in the healthy pitchers on their roster to pull the trigger. At the same time, you never know what the Rays are really thinking. Remember when they didn't exercise the option on Charlie Morton? As someone who lives in the Tampa area, I know a lot of people were surprised by that one.

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