A Firesale for the O's? Don't bet on it.

Posted by Dave Nichols | Monday, July 02, 2007 | , , | 1 comments »

the question "do the O's have anyone of any real value to trade?" is fair and pointed. the answer, sadly, is "not really".

Bedard, Guthrie, Roberts, Hernandez, Mora and now sadly Tejada are all untradable for varying reasons. Patterson, Gibbons, Baez and Trachsel all have values so depressed the best they could get would be a C-level player. the rest are either unproven (Ray, Burres, etc) or spare parts (Bynum, et al).

the only players that have some trade value that might net more than a c-level prospect would be Cabrera, Huff, Payton, Millar, Walker, Bradford and perhaps Gomez. honestly, the relievers should have the most value to a contender, but even then, the O's are not going to pry away Lasting Milledge or Brandon Wood for Jamie Walker.

the sad reality is the O's, and us, are stuck with most (all) of these guys, and the hope that the young pitching is for real and they can sign a big bat for the middle of the order for next year, or 2009.

just don't expect a firesale July 31. they don't have the kindling.


  1. Anonymous // July 8, 2007 at 6:52 PM  

    Don't have the kindling. That's a great line. Love the blog, man keep it up.