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On 8/21/2020 at 11:08 AM, Moose Milligan said:

I don't think Givens is a guy that can get us a decent prospect back.  Maybe 3-4 years ago, not so much now.

I wouldn't mind selling off players now but I think, per usual, that we overrate what we have here and will be underwhelmed at the type of talent we would get back.

 

I completely agree with this.  We've had some bad road with getting return on investment when we knew we were done over the past few years.  We've had injuries at inopportune times, veteran players playing from the grave as opposed to up a tree at the trade deadline, and an ownership/ management that was reticent to consider players like Givens for trade after a quick start when his useful life with this club was still two or more years on; and where acting quickly on a hot commodity like him 3-4 years ago might have netted some decent prospects. 

Hindsight is always clearer than in the moment, of course, but regardless of who was in charge, someone should have seen players like Givens clicking at a time when the whole organization was trending down hard as a piece to trade quickly to gain desirable prospects.

Are there any guys like that now?  This season is too short with too small a work sample for a name to get hot to benefit from a big trade.  I don't see anything but salary dumps and maybe getting lucky on a deep player in return.  Not real likely tho, imo.

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The Orioles are finding their level. The worst outcome was for them to play out of their minds in a 60-game season and everyone think this is a finished product. It's not.

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10 minutes ago, Uli2001 said:

The Orioles are finding their level. The worst outcome was for them to play out of their minds in a 60-game season and everyone think this is a finished product. It's not.

The worst outcome would be playing well this season? Are you suggesting a World Series championship this season would be a bad thing?  

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