Braves have had trade talks with Rays surrounding Tyler Glasnow

MLB: OCT 03 AL Wild Card Rangers at Rays

With the White Sox reportedly “pulling back” on Dylan Cease trade talks, according to Jon Heyman. One name that seems likely to be traded sooner rather than later is Tyler Glasnow.

Nearly everyone in the industry expects Glasnow to be moved. He’s entering the final year of his contract and is owed $25 million in 2024. For most teams, that’s a bargain for a player as talented as Glasnow, but for the Rays, they would be reluctant to spend that kind of money on anyone, especially a player that has trouble staying healthy.

“We had plenty of conversations, but there’s no deadlines, there’s nothing,” baseball operations president Erik Neander said, via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. “These events, they do serve as a catalyst for discussion. There’s a lot of information exchanged leading up to this week. And then those discussions are going to stall out or continue to mature through this week. So that’s going on.”

Tyler Glasnow is going to be dealt before the start of the season, and the Braves are reportedly among the teams that have discussed a potential trade with the Rays.

“Interest in Glasnow has been strong, with at least half of the teams checking in; the Cubs, Braves and Dodgers are among the notable ones, and some AL East teams also inquired,” Marc Topkin writes. 

When healthy, Tyler Glasnow is one of the filthiest pitchers on the planet. We’re talking about a guy that boasts a 3.03 ERA, 2.89 FIP, 12.5 K/9, and 137 ERA+ (37% above league average) since 2019. The only problem? Glasnow has made just 60 starts over that five-year span. The most starts he’s ever made in a season came last year, when he started 21 games and threw 120 innings. Prior to that, he had never made more than 14.

Given the plethora of injuries that have decimated the Braves rotation in each of the last two seasons, one would think Alex Anthopoulos might prefer a more durable option. However, he may not have much of a choice, and Glasnow on a one-year deal would not require significant commitment.

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