I don't think it's the only reason, but I do think it was part of it. Harvey is the kind of arm you claim and hope he can stay healthy when you are in the Orioles situation. The fact that they DFA'd him tells me there's more to the story then just frustrated with his inability to stay healthy. But, it's spilled milk now. time to move forward.
Correa's meticulous about cultivating East, Central and West, so the Cubs can push the Dodgers and Yankees as the upstart Rangers have stolen musical chairs from the blue bloods and set attractive benchmarks.
I imagine he'll be open to whatever slingshots him past Trout until Soto goes all 1920 Babe Ruth on the guaranteed money record.
Bryce may not be underwater whenever he's ready to peace out on Philadelphia.
I like Perez. He knows the batters in the AL. Good defense. And he may not hit for average but he has some pop. Was injured last season with a broken finger followed by inflammation of the shoulder. But he did play in Sept. He is a FA. But he may 5.5m last year. Will his price come down to the O's level?