Pittsburgh Pirates: Three trade destinations for Chris Archer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 28: Chris Archer #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts on the mound during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 28: Chris Archer #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts on the mound during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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San Diego Padres

We know, we know – the San Diego Padres are seemingly involved in every trade offer. However, considering that they are looking to win now, a trade or two makes sense.

One of those deals could be with the Pittsburgh Pirates for Chris Archer. The Padres had been looking for a top of the rotation arm, a veteran pitcher that the younger members of the pitching staff could learn from. Archer, despite his struggles, has been through the battles and has seen what it takes to reach the postseason.

The Padres could be a ready made trade partner as well. With the Pirates having dealt Starling Marte, there is now a gaping hole in center. Considering that San Diego does have a surplus of outfielders, including former highly regarded prospect Manuel Margot, the Padres may be able to deal from a position of strength.

Likewise, for a rebuilding team like the Pirates, the Padres would be a solid trade partner. They have an impressive wave of pitching talent coming through the minors, which could easily entice Pittsburgh to make a deal. Even if Pittsburgh does not get the type of return they would want, the Pirates could get some intriguing pieces.

Chris Archer could rejuvenate his career with the San Diego Padres. Given their quest to add a top of the rotation arm, it may be worth the Pittsburgh Pirates time to make a call to the west coast.