Zach wrote:I think an argument could be made for Schoop being untouchable. Especially for a rental if the person's contract ends after this year.
CSPitt17130 wrote:When's the last time the Rays have traded prospects for a major league player? They're the ones who traded away Garza and they were in contention that year. I know they had plenty of pitching depth, but no move they make comes at a price to the future of the team. The Orioles, for now, should operate like the Rays. However, the Orioles have a huge advantage. Once the O's have put together a competitive team, they have the money to go out and add a superstar as the final piece. Tampa had a huge hole at first base this offseason and two of the biggest 1B superstars were available. If the Orioles had the team Tampa had at that point, they have the money to get one of those guys.
Baltimore should not be trading prospects for guys like Garza. They should be trading guys like Hammel who at this point could probably bring back at least a top 100 prospect and one or two others.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:I think the reason the O's have the advantage over the Rays is their ability to resign their OWN star players. The perfect example would be Adam Jones.
Matt P wrote:I wonder if one of Matusz/Arrieta + Schoop with two or three other lower prospects would be enough.
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