Greinke might. I know the Astros are bracketed for the Dodger Stadium ALDS, and the Dodgers are somewhere in Texas if they advance. The storylines will be abundant if the Astros go one step closer in LA, and the Dodgers one step closer in Houston.
Bonus question - will any good Astros still be there in two more years? It's hard to name a team I think will lose more games than them in the next 5 years. I understand Gurriel grabbing any port in a storm with his warts, but will be curious to see if Brantley or Springer show any inclination to stay.
I guess it is conceivable Framber, Urquidy and Whitley are like Hudson, Mulder, Zito but would first guess Click's main thing the next couple years are the Bregman and Yordan deals to re-seed. I think everyone else its just moving debt obligations around, and I say that as someone who would LOVE the 2021 Orioles playing their way to make taking some of those on reasonable.
I've always found it funny that people here think other teams would chomp at the bit for what we have. And to combat that, I usually try to figure out what I'd want the Orioles to give up to acquire that player if we were trying to trade for him.
For example, if the Reds had Nunez and we wanted him...what would you trade for him? What would you trade for Ruiz? Alberto?
I'm certainly not high on our pitching prospects, but I can't really even see trading someone like Lowther and a lower level minor leaguer and cash for someone like Nunez. And I like Nunez, he's been a fun player when he's hitting dongs and he's a good scrap heap pickup, but there's not a lot of value there.
Santander-Mahle, or Santander-India?
I doubt they have the financial flexibility to do much until they know the Bauer outcome. I imagine more than they'd want any of our hitters, they might like our cash reserves to take on a chunk of toasty Votto.
Davis for Votto, India and Mahle?
They did make a medium bet on Akiyama who to me today almost looked like a poor man's Cedric Mullins, and lack a real CF.