Typically I'd say yes, but there are needs that are out there and situations to start considering.
Couple thoughts on doing something early. Actions speak louder than words. If you want to change a narrative, go do something. We don't have to wait to the deadline. If you're willing to take some money to accomplish something, then you did. Actions. All we have is words so far. Also....Orioles are playing well but could use a bat...2B is certainly an option, but we aren't getting much out of DH outside of starter rotation.
You fight from the foxhole you're in. Things will be different later....but here's 5 trades. I'll add specific players, but it's more the concept of quality/magnitude.
Trade 1: Trade for Charlie Blackmon. I don't think it's a big package. He's 36 and has played his whole career in COL. He's making 15M this year in the last year of his deal. COTs has him with a 15-team no-trade, whatever. Rox are already done this season so start moving some things and position for next year. No idea if he wants to be career in one place guy or if he wants to play next year. If he wants to play and it won't be in COL, then getting out of Coors and showing what he can do in a Playoff race would help his 2024. If he's retiring after this and doesn't want to leave, hey, his call. COL also has a CompB pick this year, buy it with some cash differential.
Impact: Stabilize the lineup every day. You would use the PIT Game2 lineup but instead of O'Hearn, you have Blackmon and he hits 3rd pushing everyone else down. Career-wise he's been good vs LH and RH. Getting the Comp B is Win Now, Win Later.
Hudson Haskin, Maikol Hernandez, Mishael Deson and Jean Pinto (sorry Bob) for Blackmon, CompB(2-65) and 5M.
Trade 2. LAD needs a SS (Joey Ortiz). I love this trade. It's a real prospect trade depth for depth. Ortiz isn't going to make a difference for the Orioles and moving him into a good situation sends a good Organizational message. If you need opportunity, we'll find it for you, even if it's not here. Dodgers are struggling at SS this year and Ortiz fills a hole. The defense should play and there's offensive upside. He helps the Dodgers now. Will Smith is amazing this year and the Dodgers can keep whoever they want. Their top prospect is a catcher. Daulton Rushing is producing big numbers at HiA and is a LHed hitting C/1B/DH type. Both good systems, they are both ranked (mlb.com) #7. Ortiz is actually from LA.
Impact: Moves Ortiz into a good situation and adds a potential impact bat a couple years from now. Frees up a 40-man. Win Later
Joey Ortiz for Dalton Rushing
Trade 3. Move a RP, add something future. Reading the Kjerstad thread days ago, I remember wanting Casey Martin (Arkansas) in the 2020 draft and he fell down the board. He was actually pretty bad the last couple years, but seems to be putting something together a little this year. He's fallen completely out of Phillies top30 so again a guy that shouldn't cost much. Orioles need to move a RP and make room for Givens soon. Other guys with options make sense, but if you moved Voth, that increases the flexibility of the BP. Voth isn't doing great, but could help the Phillies pen, maybe spot start. The Orioles are building some reputation so I sometimes wonder if teams want a guy to talk to him also and compare some developmental notes.
Impact: Better align assets in the BP, buy low on a MiL player. Frees up a 40-man.
Austin Voth for Casey Martin
Trade 4. Go after Madrigal. Basically this comes down to me preferring the profile of Madrigal over Urias and Vavra combined. He's a good defender and has better speed. He's a UT guy with the Cubs, but they are RHed at 2B, SS and 3B and NM is RHed. Madrigal is a Super 2 so this could be a situation where having a non-arbitration LHed UT bat is better than having a arbitration eligible RHed one for the Cubs. With a .600s OPS, he's not a big ask. I think NM is a better fit/compliment to the Orioles roster right now and he's friends with AR. They played together on the OSU Championship team.
Impact: Something of a platoon bat with Frazier and better speed off the bench.
Terrin Vavra for Nick Madrigal (they can have something outside of top 30 that Bob doesn't want to give up too)
Trade 5. I like Urias, but I just wouldn't be playing him so much with the rest of the roster. He deserves more routine opportunity, preferably at 3B. He won a GG. He's a .750 OPS hitter more or less with decent pop. Madrigal can do anything we need Urias to do, buy low on Madrigal and sell higher on Urias. There's 4 teams competing for the playoffs right now that are getting killed at 3B. Tigers, Twins, Mets and Marlins. Let's have fun with this and get 2 CompBal picks for Urias. DET/MIN/FLA all have a CompA this year. Put a third team together with a CompB (we already have the Rockies!) or a CompA and we can swap the Orioles CompB.
Impact: again, better alignment for Win Now and 2 more draft picks for Win later.
Urias for CompA and CompB (Teams TBD)
You've improved current opportunity win (Blackmon) and I like the bench better (Madrigal). Move deserving players (Ortiz, Urias, Vavra) into places where they'll have more opportunity. Add 2 players (Martin, Rushing) and 3 draft picks (A, B, B) to continue to build layers.
TLDR. <<thumbs up>>