Orioles News: Correa analysis, hypothetical Mariners trade, and more
It’s Monday, and you know what that means: It’s time for another Baltimore Orioles news roundup. Birds Watcher continues our look at the free agent shortstops and our friends at SoDo Mojo had an interesting trade scenario to break down. Let’s get to it!
Orioles News 11/28/22
Making the case for Carlos Correa
Not that advocating for him is hard to do, he’s stupid good, but I did it nonetheless. There’s a slight concern that he may not be the same Gold Glove caliber shortstop he was two seasons ago, but we’re talking about an elite hitter still well within the prime of his career. I talk more about his offensive profile and possible defensive decline right here.
Could the Seattle Mariners be trade partners?
Our friends at FanSided’s Seattle Mariners affiliate fired up their trade machine and thought our very own Baltimore Orioles could be compatible trade partners.
The Mariners, coming off their first playoff appearance since 2001, have more starting pitchers than rotation slots and could ostensibly use that position of strength to trade for upgrades elsewhere. The likes of Luis Castillo, Robbie Ray, and Logan Gilbert surely factor into the M’s 2023 plans and won’t be available to the Orioles, but they offer two other names who could be: Chris Flexen and Marco Gonzales.
Orioles News: could the Seattle Mariners be a potential trade partner this offseason?
It may make sense to trade for a starting pitcher making less money than what it’d cost for even a middle of the rotation free agent starter, and both Flexen and Gonzales pitched well for a playoff team last year. Be sure to check their article out right here and show them some love. They do great work!
White Sox sign Mike Clevinger
Another free agent starting pitcher has finally come off the board, with everyone’s favorite rock a bye pitcher Mike Clevinger committing his future to the Chicago White Sox. The Padres, for whom Clevinger last pitched, were unlikely to retain his services given their pitching depth and the recent extension to Nick Martinez.
See y’all tomorrow, same time same place!