Baltimore Orioles: Orioles Top Ten Most Memorable Trade Deadline Moves Of The Decade (2010-2019)
#1. Orioles Trade Future Cy Young Award Winner Jake Arrieta (2013)
As promised another 2013 trade makes the list and actually comes out on top. Jake Arrieta struggled mightily as a Oriole, and despite a high celling the Orioles decided to trade him along with reliever Pedro Strop to the Cubs.
In exchange, the Orioles received veteran starter Scott Feldman and journeyman catcher Steve Clevenger. Feldman would make just 15 starts in an Orioles uniform before departing for Houston in free agency. Clevenger would serve as the Orioles backup catcher for parts of three seasons and never played more than 35 games in a season.
While the Orioles failed to get much out of the trade, the Cubs got two pieces that helped guide them to their first world series championship in 108 years.
Arrieta became one of baseball’s best pitchers winning the Cy Young Award in 2015 and posting a 3.10 ERA in 2016 and earned two wins in the world series against the Indians. Strop served as the Cubs set-up man posting a 2.85 ERA and pitched two scoreless innings in the world series.
This trade will go down as one of the most lopsided in Orioles history, making it one that will never be forgotten by the Baltimore faithful.
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