Five Pitchers Who Could Be On The Move Before The MLB Trade Deadline

Five Pitchers Who Could Be On The Move Before The MLB Trade Deadline
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Frank Weber
Frank Weber
May 19th 2023

The MLB Trade Deadline is later this year than usual, falling on August 2nd, 2022. There’s no doubt that a ton of teams will be hunting for a pitcher before the deadline, so it’s never a bad idea to take a look at who the likely targets are. Trade deadline moves usually have a big impact on World Series odds, so before your place any future bets on any Michigan Online Casinos, you may want to wait the deadline out.

Here are five (well technically six) pitchers that could be on the move before the 2022 Trade Deadline.

Zac Gallen, ARI

We’ll start off with who I think is the least likely to move, but would still be an awesome acquisition for a team in the hunt. Gallen is off to a fantastic start this season, boasting a 4-0 record with a 2.32 ERA. While the Diamondbacks are only two games under 500 at the moment, I expect their production to slide, possibly making them sellers come the trade deadline. If so, Gallen would make a great second or third starter in a postseason rotation.

Chad Kuhl, COL

If the Rockies have proven anything to us, it’s that they are very weird with who they trade away. Last year we were almost certain that they would trade either Jon Gray or German Marquez, and yet nothing happened. Unfortunately for Chad Kuhl, he has in name in that Colorado trade limbo world now thanks to his solid start to the 2022 season. Add on the fact that he becomes a free agent in 2023, and the Rockies may be looking to get something in return for Kuhl while they still can.

Frankie Montas/Cole Irvin, OAK

I feel like the Athletics have been sellers every year for the past five years, and I expect this season to be no different. Obviously, Montas is the more appealing pull here, but Cole Irvin has been sneakily building a solid season of his own, sitting at 2-2 with a sub 3.00 ERA. Montas, if he can shake this bad start to the season, should be begging to get out of Oakland come August.

Jordan Lyles, BAL

I’m writing this as news of Grayson Rodriguez, the Orioles #1 pitching prospect, leaving a AAA game with a lat strain is breaking, so depending on how that plays out, this may be a wash. However, Lyles has been able to piece together some solid starts, despite the fact that the team behind him is extremely subpar. If a playoff contender is looking for a solid fourth or fifth starter, then Lyles (or any Orioles pitchers, really) could get the nod.

Jose Quintana, PIT

What a roller coaster couple of years it’s been for Jose Quintana. After 5 solid years with the Whitesox, Quintana has played for four different teams in five years (The Cubs, Angels, Giants, and now Pirates). With Pittsburgh he’s been playing well, keeping his ERA low while striking out 7.3 through nine innings. He could be a solid mid-rotation grab for any team making a late-season push for the playoffs.

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