Happy hump day! Birds Watcher returns with another dose of Orioles news to send you into Thanksgiving on a good note. We hope you enjoy your holiday!
Orioles News 11/23/22 – deGrom rumors, other site news, and news around Major League Baseball
The Orioles couldn’t be in on Jacob deGrom, could they?
Baseball Twitter’s favorite MLB executive burner account seems to think so. I get it, the grain of salt is more of a boulder, but prior reporting from other reputable sources has suggested the Orioles are to be heavily involved in the free agent market. Would the O’s really be willing to drop $40 million a year for one of the best pitchers in baseball? It remains to be seen, but you can read more on deGrom and his potential fit here.
Other Site News
Birds Watcher is still taking your questions! Send a question to @BirdsWatcherFS on Twitter using the hashtag #AskBirdsWatcher and your question will appear in a Mailbag article later this week.
A reader sent in a substantial (and hypothetical) trade offer for Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani that they wanted us to review, and review we did. Would you be willing to sacrifice the farm for the two-way phenomenon?
Contributor Vitor De Sousa Silva weighed in on J.J. Hardy’s inclusion on the 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot and looked back at the shortstop’s remarkable Baltimore Orioles career.
Around Major League Baseball
Pitcher Nick Martinez removed himself from the free agent market by signing a three-year, $26 million deal to return to the San Diego Padres. Thanks to the absurd depth the Padres pitching staff has, Martinez will likely provide his value from the bullpen.
In other news, Seattle Mariners outfielder Taylor Trammell changed his jersey number to 5.
Birds Watcher will be taking Thanksgiving off, but we hope to see you on Black Friday in the same place at the same time!