20 June 2010

Trade Market Options: AL East Edition

This is a continuation of a series exploring options in the trade market for the Orioles. The Orioles most useful available talent (i.e. Millwood, Guthrie, Wigginton, Scott) could probably net a return of one B level prospect and some C level secondary prospect. This series will review the teams arguably in contention and how well they match up with what the Orioles have and what the Orioles would want.

NL East
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NL West
AL East
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AL East after the jump...

Orioles' Most Trade Worthy Items:
SP Kevin Millwood, Jeremy Guthrie
INF Ty Wigginton

LF/DH Luke Scott
maybe LOOGY Wil Ohman

Tampa Bay Rays
tied for 1st in AL East
72.2% chance of making playoffs
Needs: DH
Targets: Wigginton, Scott

Match for needs: Strong

Matt Moore, LHP, Grade B+
Alexander Colome, RHP, Grade B
Alexander Torres, LHP, Grade B-
Tim Beckham, SS, Grade B-
Nick Barnese, RHP, Grade B-
Wilkin Rodriguez, RHP, Grade B-

Comments - The Orioles have shown themselves willing to deal within the division and, most recently, to the Rays.  At most, I could see them offering Rodriguez or Torres.  Based on past trades though, I think the Rays would be more willing to deal high level C+ talent and willing to deal that talent in bulk.  As such, that does not make them a great fit for the Orioles in that the Orioles are unlikely to find any solutions to future need with Tampa.

New York Yankees
tied for 1st in AL East
65.1% chance of making playoffs
Needs: Relief
Targets: Wil Ohman
Match for needs: Poor

Comments - There just is not a good match here.  The Yanks are more likely to go after a live arm in the pen or a luxury 5th starter.

Boston Red Sox
-1 game in AL East
54.7% chance of making playoffs
Needs: Maybe a bench bat
Targets: None
Match for needs: None

Comments - I don't see a match here.

Toronto Blue Jays

Comments - I think the Jays are going to fade.  The other three are just too strong.

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