The Braves want a controllable starter if they are going to give up assets to get better this season, and Chris Archer appears to be the best guy available.
However, he has been available for such a long time that one would have to think his value is sky-high. Nevertheless, the Braves are in the mix heading into the final hour:
Archer trade remains likely. #Braves #PIrates #Brewers the main contenders. #Rays
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2018
Now, assuming the deal is at a fair price, Archer could be a great addition for the Braves. His numbers are inflated from playing in a stacked AL East and he has been solid for a while. Archer turns 30 in September, but his deal has options through 2021 at an affordable price.