2 teams the Orioles could actually offload Paul Fry to
Paul Fry used to be “the guy” when the Orioles needed help out of the pen. However, something has changed and the O’s should look to move on from the lefty.
The year was 2018, and the Baltimore Orioles brought Paul Fry into the fold. Things were good, the Orioles groomed themselves a solid bullpen arm, and the future was bright for both he and the city of Baltimore. However, as the 2022 campaign began things slowly started slipping away for Paul Fry, and they don’t seem to be coming back.
So far in 2022, the stat line for Paul Fry goes as follows: 0-0, 6.75 ERA, 10.2 IP, 11 SO. Fry’s year has gone from horrific, to lukewarm, but it’s hard to overlook his horrendous April. Fry had 3.2 innings that completely got away from him, allowing eight earned runs. The remainder of the month was scoreless for the former 17th round pick, but he ended April with a 10.29 ERA.
Since then, Paul Fry has increased his ERA to a 6.75, and has completed four outings without allowing a run. All that being said, without the help from Joey Krehbiel, Mondays victory over the Royals might’ve looked a lot different.
Two teams the Orioles could actually offload Paul Fry to
The Orioles started the season with a thin bullpen after trading away Tanner Scott and Cole Sulser to the Marlins the week leading up to Opening Day. However, the likes of Krehbiel, Lopez, Tate, Bautista, and Perez have held down the fort in one way, but making the mistakes of Fry look even more enticing to make a trade.
With Fry’s history, he will still be a hot commodity in the trade market, and these two teams should actually be considering the move:
The Seattle Mariners have hit rock bottom, especially when you consider that they went 90-72 last year. The writing should have been on the wall because they have a -51 run differential. As of late the Mariners have gotten better, but with how they have been though the first month and a half of baseball, Paul Fry could help fix their woes.
Let’s shift our focus to the Orioles AL East foe, the Boston Red Sox. O’s fans have recently saw first hand how poor the BoSox relievers are. They currently have nine, that’s right nine, blown saves, and are 0-6 in extra inning games. You never want to trade away something of your own to help a division rival, but if the O’s can get something back in return, this deal would be worth it.
As for who the Orioles could get back? It’s tough to say at the this point in time, but both the Red Sox and Mariners have solid potential in their farm system. Paul Fry probably wouldn’t get a top prospect in return, but the BoSox have solid arms all throughout there farm system.
Seattle has infield and outfield depth all up and down the minor league charts, and they could help the already growing youth movement in Baltimore. If Paul Fry doesn’t leave before the deadline, his stock will only diminish more until the Orioles can do nothing with him. Sell now, and make room for DL Hall and/or Nick Vespi from Triple-A Norfolk.