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.