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The Orioles offered Schoop and Rodriguez for Garza? (Update: No they didn't)


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According to the Washington Post the O's made the offer of Schoop and Rodriguez for Garza. I never saw this in the Sun unless I missed it. Also bad proofreading as it should say for Garza. I guess the Cubs turned the trade down and then we made the Feldman deal.

The price to acquire Garza would be steep. The Baltimore Sun reported the Orioles had offered infielder Jonathan Schoop and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez for Rodriguez. Both prospects ranked among the Top 100 in baseball coming into the season, according to ESPN?s Keith Law list.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/nationals-journal/wp/2013/07/06/nationals-have-shown-initial-interest-in-matt-garza/

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Before completing the Feldman deal, the Orioles were interested in his Cubs teammate Matt Garza, but the Cubs wanted a bounty that included prospects Jonathan Schoop and Eduardo Rodriguez. That wasn’t happening.

Sounds like that is what the Cubs wanted and not what the Orioles offered

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If Garza came with an extension, I'd reluctantly have considered it, but now it seems less of a need. Britton has shown us some great stuff in his starts, Chen is coming back on Tuesday or Wednesday, and Feldman has been brought in to solidify the 5th spot.

I'm hoping that the Orioles can pull off a deal for another reliever before the deadline, then maybe grab someone off waivers after the deadline passes.

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Unless the O's know something about Schoop's injury that we don't, I'm thrilled they didn't make that deal.
I find that hard to believe. I don't see the Cubs getting a better offer than that.

Doing the back-of-the-napkin like I did on Feldman you could probably squint and tilt your bifocals just enough to see 2 wins from acquiring Garza for the rest of the year, while paying him $5M.

According to the BP Playoff odds report the O's have a 30% chance at making the playoffs. They project the Rays to have three more wins than the O's, and the Rays have a 52% chance. I'm not sure I'd trade the entire pre-free agency careers of Rodriguez and Schoop for bumping the O's 2013 playoff odds up ~20%.

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If Garza came with an extension, I'd reluctantly have considered it...

I still think trade-and-extends are usually a bad idea. You get people to think, "ooh look we got five years of Matt Garza for a couple prospects." But what you really did was got five years of Matt Garza for six years each of Schoop, and Rodriguez plus something like $80M which you had to bump up to get him to forgo free agency. It's still two good prospects for 2+ months of a starter, plus you just resigned him to a market or above-market free agent deal.

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From the Post:

The Baltimore Sun reported the Orioles had offered infielder Jonathan Schoop and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez for Rodriguez.

From the Sun:

Before completing the Feldman deal, the Orioles were interested in his Cubs teammate Matt Garza, but the Cubs wanted a bounty that included prospects Jonathan Schoop and Eduardo Rodriguez. That wasn’t happening.

Funny that the post article refers to another source (Baltimore Sun) but uses no link or quote to support his statement.......well done.

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