8 dream Atlanta Braves 2024 offseason trade targets

The Atlanta Braves should be an active team heading into the offseason after once again being ousted from the postseason by the Philadelphia Phillies
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5. Corbin Burnes

The same reasoning applies here as with Cease as to why Atlanta should be interested in adding another top starter. Burnes is on the last year of his deal and the Brewers clearly need to make a change after their quick playoff exit. This version of the Brewers is just good enough to make it to the postseason, and then is back home sitting on their couch very quickly into October. It wouldn't be at all surprising to see the team shake things up and trading Burnes would be the first step.

Burnes may not be the most consistent pitcher, but putting him as the second or third arm in this rotation takes the pressure off and gives him the most offensive support of his career. Burnes to Atlanta can be filed with the rest of these moves as unlikely, despite the clear fit.

6. Manuel Margot

The Tampa Bay outfield is crowded and Margot is entering the final year of his contract. Margot isn't a name that is going to grab a lot of headlines, but he is perfect for this Braves team. Bring in the veteran outfielder as well as a second platoon option and go for depth over one big splashy move.