I wanted to dismiss this as just another “all roads lead to Manny traded” thread, but it does make sense. It doesn’t make us so desperate for SP. But I’m going to enjoy this signing and the beginning of the season and not worry about Manny until we have to.
100% agree with this. It could be between Gentry, Alvarez, and Arajuo to go for Cobb.
Doesnt pedro get a decent salary if he makes the MLB club? If so, maybe he doesn’t and we give those ABs to Santander. Why waste a few million.
Adding Alex Cobb to the starting rotation allows the Orioles to change their trade demands for Manny Machado. We no longer need two starters back in a trade package for him. Which team will now step forward and put the best offer on the table? Will we demand a 3B or SS back in a trade. Will Beckham move back to SS or stay at 3B? It's too early to tell but I would think he would move back to SS. Who has the best 3B prospect available? Devers with Boston or Andujar with the NYY? I think Divers is the better player. What else would we want from them? One starter in case Tillman is not able to come back? I hope Tillman is successful but expect us to still demand a starter back from the other team. We no longer need two starters. New rumors will start soon. Will Arizona or the Dodgers step up to the plate and eliminate the fans in Baltimore having to watch Manny in a Boston or NYY uniform at least for one year? The big question is will they move Manny before Opening Day to maximize the return or wait to the trade deadline?