Well, we all know that didn't happen as Beachy tore an elbow ligament and underwent Tommy John surgery.
Now, he's out until next year and the Braves have some issues in the starting rotation.
Currently, Tommy Hanson and Tim Hudson are at the top of the rotation, but after that, things are a little hazy.
Jair Jurrjens had a good start Friday against the Red Sox, while Randall Delgado and Mike Minor have both been on a roller coaster throughout the season.
In the minors, there's Julio Teheran and Sean Gilmartin waiting in the wings to be in the rotation, with Teheran the one of the two that has a legitimate shot at getting the call-up.
Then, there are pitchers that are on the trading block that the Braves could acquire to help them finish the season.
So, here's a look at five realistic trade options the Braves could have to help them make a run at the postseason.