Top 3 Trade Destinations for Lefty Tyler Anderson

Having his second excellent season in the last three years, left-hander Tyler Anderson will be in demand at the trade deadline when the Los Angeles Angels inevitably begin their sale. 

Anderson signed a 3-year, $39 million contract with the Halos in free agency before the 2023 season, but got off to a rough start to his tenure there, posting a 5.43 ERA last year. But 2024 is looking more like his 2022 with the crosstown LA Dodgers. 

This season, Anderson is pitching to a 2.63 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP.

Here are 3 top landing spots for the southpaw:

Atlanta Braves

It's been a tough year on the injury front for the Braves, with MVP contender Ronald Acuna Jr. and Cy Young contender Spencer Strider both going down for the year. GM Alex Anthopoulos is never shy about making deals, and on the pitching side, the Braves will be looking to try to help fill the void with trade candidates like Anderson. 

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers know Anderson well, of course, as they rejuvenated his career in 2022 with a 2.57 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. They, too, need help in the rotation, as Walker Buehler has struggled mightily since coming back from missing '23 due to Tommy John surgery (and he is currently on the IL once again, as is Yoshinobu Yamamoto). 

Baltimore Orioles

No team has been hit harder with injuries to their rotation than the Orioles. With right-handers Kyle Bradish and Tyler Wells as well as lefty John Means all out until 2025, the O's must replenish their starting staff with competent arms. Anderson should be a prime name on their shopping list. 

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