The Orioles could make a number of trades, but none will be quite like yours.
The Baltimore Orioles have a busy offseason ahead of them with the stated goal of reaching the playoffs in 2023. There are a few positions where the front office can upgrade the Major League roster. Starting catcher is the only position set in stone, as most players beside Adley Rutschman could slide into different roles. Mike Elias can and will make some of those upgrades in free agency, but he will also turn to the trade market. With a top-tier farm system and a secret limit on payroll, the Orioles GM will decide to pay for some contributors in prospects instead of dollars.
With rumors flying around every day but the stove still set to “low,” we here at Birds Watcher want to know what trades you think make sense for the Orioles. We have our own opinions on what players they should deal for, but fans might differ or think of something that hasn’t occurred to us.
The Orioles could run it back with a very similar roster to 2022 if they wanted to, but that’s not ideal. Players like Austin Hays, Ramon Urias, and Jorge Mateo are perfectly serviceable Major Leaguers who can help the team, but there are better external options. Does of them get traded for pitching help? What about the bullpen, where the relievers well-outperformed their peripherals? They are due for some regression but adding an arm or two could mitigate that. It looks like a trade for Shohei Ohtani won’t happen, but plenty of other stars are available.
If you have a trade idea, send it in and we just might evaluate it. We will determine the chances of it happening based on how balanced the two sides are and whether they make sense for both teams. Those are the two main components of making a trade, though we can consider other factors when necessary. The financial situation is part of the balance the two general managers are looking to strike.
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