It is likely that Andrew Cashner won't finish the season as a San Diego Padre, but what is unclear is where he will be traded to. There are several teams that could use a quality start, if you consider Cashner a quality starter. We want to try and narrow down the options based on what we think will happen.
One of the teams that is known to be looking for a starting pitcher is the Dodgers. With Clayton Kershaw on the DL and not much depth behind him it is easy to see the need. This is not a likely landing spot for Andrew Cashner however, being that it is a division rival. Yes, the Dodgers did trade Matt Kemp to the Padres, but at that point Kemp seemed like he was not a threat. This is a different situation. If Cashner can become the pitcher we all thought he could be then he is a clear threat in the future.
Another possible landing spot would be the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore is full of power bats, but has no depth at starting pitcher and needs to make a trade if they want to survive in the playoffs. Problem for the Orioles is what are they going to send back to San Diego. Orioles are not stour in the minors and don't have much young talent on the major league roster that would be of interest. Getting any deals done for the Orioles will be difficult to do unless they are just taking salary off of another team's books.
Last of the unlikely suitors to get Cashner would be the Miami Marlins. Marlins are without a doubt looking to add an arm to their rotation, but they face the same issues that Baltimore has, lack of young talent they would be willing to part with. Again, unlikely Miami gets Cashner since they have very little to send back.
Most likely place for Andrew Cashner to land, Detroit Tigers. Tigers are in desperate need of starting pitching with only Michael Fulmer and Justin Verlander producing quality results as of now. They have some depth in the minors that could go to the Padres. Unfortunately this trade probably hurts Cashner as he would be moving to the AL from the NL and no longer be facing a pitcher two to three at bats per game.