Baltimore Orioles: Which players are a fit for the Orioles?

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Sep 23, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro (15) drives in a run with an infield single during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro (15) drives in a run with an infield single during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 7, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Ian Desmond (20) hits an RBI sacrifice ground ball against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning of game two of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball series at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 7, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Ian Desmond (20) hits an RBI sacrifice ground ball against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning of game two of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball series at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

NAME: Ian Desmond

FORMER TEAM: Texas Rangers

WHY: First of all, it’s fair to say Ian Desmond is not Mark Trumbo. He didn’t hit over 40 home runs in a single season and he didn’t exactly take Major League Baseball by storm.

With that said, Desmond did have quite a year in left field, hitting .285/.335/.446 with 22 home runs and 86 RBIs. Desmond also had a 2.7 WAR, signifying his value with the Rangers.

So why would the Orioles want Ian Desmond? Because the Orioles want a left-handed power-hitting corner outfielder. The only thing that may deter the Orioles from actually acquiring Desmond is his price tag. A legit power-hitting outfielder is going to cost some money.

Money that the Orioles might not have.

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