4 external options the Orioles could pursue to replace Kyle Bradish and John Means to start the season

These four pitchers could become Orioles targets due to an ailing starting rotation

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The Orioles could target Blake Snell

The best pitcher on the market in the NL defending Cy Young Winner, Blake Snell somehow is still a free agent. He led the majors last season with a 2.25 ERA and 182 ERA+. Now a two-time Cy Young winner, Snell is the only pitcher on the market that could drop Burnes to the second spot in the rotation.

Snell has allowed 102 career home runs and 89 of them were to right handed hitters. He would probably love to have that big wall in left field with Austin Hays, one of baseball's best left fielders, standing in front of it.

The biggest knock on Snell is his inability to pitch deep into games. In 32 starts last season, he pitched more than 6.0 innings only three times, and in all three of those games, he pitched 7.0 innings. If he were to come to Baltimore, he would have a very strong bullpen that boasts two all-stars to finish off his games.

Spotrac has estimated that Snell will earn approximately $23.9 million annually in his next contract. If the Orioles were to make him an offer it would probably be in the 5-6 year and $125-150 million range. Even though Snell hasn't reported to spring training yet, I doubt he's just sitting around and waiting for the phone to ring. I'm sure if he were to join the Orioles in Sarasota, he could hit the ground running.