The Baltimore Orioles have shocked virtually everyone by being in the AL race this year. I know I for one didn’t see it coming, but guys like Adam Jones have put this club on their back and have carried them so far. With that being said, if they Orioles need to make a couple moves if they want to stay in the race. I think they could use a middle infielder and a starting pitcher. With the Chicago Cubs being out of it, and in the seller mode- they’re clearly an attractive trade partner for the Orioles.
Is Starlin Castro available? That’s the biggest question that I don’t think anyone can answer. As a Cubs fan, I wouldn’t want Castro traded unless it were for a package of absolute ridiculousness. Would the Baltimore Orioles give up top value? I actually think the Orioles would because of the talent Starlin Castro is and the attraction to win now is pretty important.
Would the proposal I’m about to happen? Unlikely, but it’s still attractive for both sides.
Starlin Castro for SS Manny Machado, RHP Dylan Bundy, OF Xavier Avery, and Clayton Schrader.
This is one heck of a price, but it’ll take this kind of offer from any team to pry Castro from the Cubs.
The odds of doing this are probably 0, and not a trade I would make if I were the Orioles, but I don’t run the club so I don’t know what’s truly going through their head.
Machado is going to be a very good big league shortstop, but Castro is already that. If Machado falls on his face, this trade would be well worth it. Bundy is one of the best young arms in baseball so again- it’s a hefty price.
That’s what MLB Trade Rumor season is about though. Trying to find players that match up with teams and determining if it makes sense.