Sunday already? I could’ve swore the weekend just started. Nonetheless, it’s time for Birds Watcher’s daily Orioles news roundup. We’ve got a good one for you, so there’s no need to waste any more time. Let’s get right into it!
Orioles News 12/18/22 – assessing Nathan Eovaldi’s potential fit plus more MLB news
Should the O’s pursue free agent SP Nathan Eovaldi?
Whether the Baltimore Orioles intend on spending any additional money this offseason is another story, but would Nathan Eovaldi make sense strictly from a baseball perspective?
There’s undoubtedly an argument to be made. Unfortunately, the club’s MO seems to include an aversion to anything beyond the bargain bin free agents, and the Orioles will likely let another opportunity to improve their rotation pass them by. But hey, at least they’re reportedly interested in Michael Wacha.
Earlier this week, Contributor Cameron McGuire speculated about whether or not Grayson Rodriguez could be a realistic option to start Opening Day 2023. Additionally, we released our ranking of the top five Baltimore Orioles games of the 2022 season.
Swanson to the North Side
The last of the four marquee free agent shortstops is no longer looking for a home.
Mallory Pugh’s significant other Dansby Swanson ended speculation and agreed to a seven year, $177 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. The signing is an obvious boon for the Cubs, who are looking to return to winning ways after two consecutive losing seasons. The Cubs will hope Swanson can build on his offensive breakout, but defense will always be his main calling card and man do the Cubs have a filthy middle infield between Swanson and Nico Hoerner, who will move to second base to accommodate his newest teammate.
That’s it for today – we’ll see you bright and early tomorrow morning! Keep sending those vibes to Santa to get him to deliver some gifts the Orioles way.