Oakland A's Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots for Paul Blackburn

The Oakland Athletics are in a full-on rebuild and have traded away several of their core players since last offseason because of it. Yet, they might not be done just yet, as Paul Blackburn is now emerging as a trade candidate after his 2022 All-Star season. As a result, let's look at three possible landing spots for him.

St. Louis Cardinals: The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to cement themselves as legitimate contenders this season. However, for that to occur, one area that they need to improve is their rotation. As a result, it would not be too surprising to see them make a push for Blackburn - whether that is before the regular season or during it. 

Baltimore Orioles: It is no secret that the Baltimore Orioles want to improve their rotation as they try to build off of their solid 2022 season. With Blackburn being under team control for more than one season, he certainly stands out as a possible trade target for them. 

Philadelphia Phillies: The Philadelphia Phillies could use another starter before the start of the season. Blackburn would help strengthen the second half of their rotation and simply give them more depth as they aim to win the World Series this year.

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