Just a reminder that Carlos Beltran cost the Giants Zach Wheeler and Anibel Sanchez cost the Tigers Jacob Turner. Those two guys would be our third and fifth best prospects right now.
Keep in mind, that Carlos Beltran is a POSITION PLAYER, and that in 2011, was arguably a top ten hitter. Matt Garza, Josh Johnson, and/or Yovani Gallardo are no where close to being a top ten pitcher. That trade was also considered a huge steal for the Mets. Regarding the Anibal Sanchez trade, the Tigers also received Omar Infante, whom they had control of over the next year too.
I'd love to get one of the three pitchers I've named. Right now, all of their stocks are VERY low. But, of course, their respective teams will give them more time to regain lost value. Maybe the Orioles will acquire one of these three, maybe they will acquire a lesser arm like a Bud Norris, Ricky Nolasco, or Scott Feldman. As of right now, we have a stellar defense, a stellar offense, and a shaky pitching staff. We have to give the Orioles more time to show their true talent level, because they might go cold after a few hot hitters go cold. But, at least a back of the rotation starter to sure up the back of the rotation for the last two months of the season could go a long way. Especially if we can get an arm out of expendable parts like an Xavier Avery.