#7. Orioles Continue To Tear Down By Getting Huge Haul From Braves (2018)
Once a top-ranked prospect Gausman never reached his full potential as an Oriole. In parts of six seasons with the O’s Gausman never posted an ERA below 3.61. While still young, the O’s took advantage and traded the then 27-year-old and packaged him with the sidearm reliever O’Day in exchange for four promising prospects.
Both Cumberland (23) and Encarnacion (13) rank among Baltimore’s top 30 prospects according to MLB Pipeline while Phillips has already made his MLB debut for the O’s.
While it’s too early to declare a winner this trade will go down as notable due to the large return Baltimore received as all four players have a chance to be future big leaguers. As for Gausman, he seems to be a simple case of needing a fresh start as he has begun to turn his carer around in Atlanta.