I mean this with all due respect...
You guys realize you spend 365 days a year on an Orioles message board, hoping each and every year to be in position to win the ultimate prize...a WS trophy.
The O's trade a guy who has maybe a 20% chance to be a productive major leaguer for one of the best relievers of our generation, when late inning bullpen help is a huge need, and there are people complaining? Huh?
Very strange to me.
The O's give up someone insignificant to this season and more likely to be insignificant to than significant going forward in future years, in order to make a run in a wide open race this season.
It's a no brainer move.
I don't have an issue with what youre saying whatsoever. Plenty of people spend 365 days talking about the Ravens or their college football team, and there's a lot less games being played. ESPN airs lots of daily NFL programming in addition to the NFL Network. Same thing applies to NHL, NBA, college basketball, soccer, and the like. Every single team in every single city has active blogs, message boards, and in some cases, channels that do nothing but air team specific programming. There's really no off-season with social media and 24-hour cable sports networks now. You aren't waiting til the next day or 11 PM news to find out trades, FA moves, etc.
I'm not sure if this a no-brainer move, but it's one I'm in favor of.