Baltimore Orioles: A Look at What Orioles Have The Most Trade Value With Help from TierMaker
There are too many players to highlight all of them but let’s discuss a few players that the O’s should hold onto.
Keepers: Joey Rickard, Paul Fry, Renato Nunez, Richard Bleier, Richie Martin, Rio Ruiz, Shawn Armstrong, Stevie Wilkerson
I chose eight different players that the Orioles shouldn’t trade, but here I’ll highlight Joey Rickard, Renato Nunez, and Shawn Armstrong.
Rickard has had a poor 2019 season which is why he was just sent down to AAA Norfolk. The O’s could’ve chosen to DFA him and hoped a team would claim and trade a low-level prospect or cash for him, but I feel the O’s made the right move to hold onto him. The 28-year-old has posted some decent numbers offensively over his four-year carer and can play all three outfield positions effectively which could help the team down the road.
Renato Nunez is proving to be an excellent find by Mike Elias. After stints with the A’s, Blue Jays and Rangers Nunez has found a home in Baltimore. He has hit a team-high 13 home runs while driving in 31 runs. He’s been featured as the DH while also playing both corner infield positions and has experience in left field. He can be a player that the Orioles stick in the middle of their lineup for years to come on an affordable contract; thus, they should not let him go.
With Givens removed from the closer’s role, the job may now belong to 28-year-old Shawn Armstrong who earned the save in Baltimore’s win over the Tigers Monday. Since being claimed off waivers by the Orioles in April, Armstrong has an ERA of 2.70 in 10 innings pitched. Though he’s in his prime now, he seems to be an arm that can be an anchor in the Orioles bullpen for the next handful of seasons.