MikeNewcomb92 wrote:Who would we be able to trade away to get James Shields? I feel like James Shields would be a great addition to the Orioles Rotation and would make him an experienced big game pitcher we need. He also pitches very well at OPACY which shouldnt play to much of a factor into it but it wouldn't hurt his case to play there. Lastly I feel like James would Help make our rotation not feel so pressured and have them be able to move each pitcher back a spot in the rotation and let them be more relaxed and comfortable. Let me know how you all feel about these options and who we can give up in return.
Definitely a solid big game pitcher, but a trade for him won't happen for several good reasons.
1) Tampa now sees us as a threat. They're not going to give us the knife to cut their throat.
2) Make book that any trade talks would START with Dylan Bundy
and then they would be reasonable
(LOL) and reduce their demands to JUST Machado and another piece or two.
I honestly expect Tampa to trade some pitching for impact offense this winter; however, I expect that it will be AT LEAST out of the division and probably out of the league.