Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors is reporting the Orioles are discussing a trade with the Rangers for Taylor Teagarden.
The Orioles apparently will send minor league right-hander Randy Henry
and a player to be named later. The Orioles do not currently have an open spot on their 40 man roster and will have to clear space. Any thoughts on who(m) that will be?
"Teagarden, 27, has a .220/.286/.417 career line with 16 home runs in 392 career big league plate appearances over the course of four seasons. The 2005 third rounder has a .262/.374/.488 line in parts of six minor league seasons. He'll back up starter Matt Wieters."
"Henry, 21, has a 3.33 ERA with 8.3 K/9
and 1.7 BB/9
in 75 2/3 minor league innings since the Orioles selected him in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He has yet to reach Double-A."
Teagarden is young and has hit well for a backup catcher but IMO Randy Henry is a solid prospect and we still owe them another player. Do you think this is a good trade?