The Orioles and Mariners are among the teams involved in talks about Porcello, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter).
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Do you think the Orioles should trade for Rick Porcello? He was once considered one of the best prospects in the game, but he may now be sixth on Detroit's SP depth chart. IMO opinion he has the same kind of off the chart talent as Jake Arrieta, but he also has some of the same head issues.
On the plus side he's young (23) and controllable through 2015, but he's not cheap anymore because he's arbitration eligible and coming off of a 3M+ salary. He has a decent BB/9 ratio, but he gives up a lot of hits and has a high WHIP. Last season he averaged just shy of six innings a start.
He impresses me as the kind of guy that could really use some quality time with Rick Peterson but I don't know if he has any options left. If he had even one left I would seriously consider making an investment in him.
Of course, what's fair value in a trade? The Tigers want a "sure thing" closer and we have one of those in Jim Johnson. Do you consider JJ to be a fair trade? IMO we would need something else back and I wonder how much more we have to give to get Castellanos included in the trade.
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