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ESPN: Predicting offseason moves for all 30 teams


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 04:34 PM

ESPN: Predicting offseason moves for all 30 teams

https://www.espn.com...0-mlb-teams#bal

 

What they could do: Continue rebuilding. What, you wanted something more exciting?

 

What we expect they will do: Sign Taijuan WalkerDrew Smyly and Trevor Rosenthal.

 

The Orioles were much improved in 2020, jumping from 11th in runs in the AL to eighth and from 15th (last) in runs allowed to ninth. They will likely give the young hitters more opportunities to prove themselves, but they could use some help on the pitching side. Walker returned from Tommy John surgery and looked like a decent back-end starter, while Smyly fanned 42 with just nine walks in 26⅓ innings for the Giants. Both are health risks, but worth a gamble. Rosenthal could fill the closer role with an eye on Baltimore flipping him at the trade deadline.



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Posted 12 November 2020 - 05:32 PM

I would be happy with Tijuan Walker.  I would be surprised if we sign Rosenthal.

 

No interest in Smyly.


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Posted 12 November 2020 - 05:39 PM

Smyly would be a good cheap rotation option. Wouldn’t mind him at all. Would love Walker too.

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 06:07 PM

Anyone think those guys are signing minor league contracts?



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Posted 12 November 2020 - 10:56 PM

Definitely in favor of an established reliever as a deadline trade chip, if nothing else






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