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Jim Henneman says the Orioles' trade of Tommy Hunter to the Cubs was less about acquiring Junior Lake than about making room for Jason Garcia. http://www.pressboxonline.com/2015/08/03/orioles-go-out-of-their-way-to-protect-future-investment

Henneman ignores the fact that the O's DFA'd Norris. They didn't have to trade Hunter to get Garcia on the roster.

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It was all about opening up a spot in the pen. It bought us 6 games in August to do the Norfolk shuttle before Garcia comes back. We've already seen Wright, Givens, Rondon. It was a useful trade. Hopefully frees up some money to buy 1 more bat in mid to late August once some of the other teams fall out further.

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It was all about opening up a spot in the pen. It bought us 6 games in August to do the Norfolk shuttle before Garcia comes back. We've already seen Wright, Givens, Rondon. It was a useful trade. Hopefully frees up some money to buy 1 more bat in mid to late August once some of the other teams fall out further.

Even with Garcia back there is still a flex spot that Givens is currently in.

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Nice avatar Weams. Cilla was an underrated singer for the British invasion.

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I agree. But I think Henneman's article is incomplete without a mention of Norris.

I don't know if he's updated the article but I just read it and he clearly mentions Norris being DFA'd and explains that they traded Hunter to open up a second spot to allow for the Baltimore to Norfolk shuttle

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I dunno, pretty derpy article IMO. Garcia isn't going to come up until rosters expand unless the 'pen gets toasted a few times and they have to send down Givens. Givens was already the guy that was going to replace Tommy Hunter next year, so the O's made the wise decision to get anything for Hunter while they could.

Neither the Hunter nor Norris move had really anything to do with Garcia specifically. It was just to get one guy who stunk out of the 'pen (Norris) and one guy who you had a cheaper/better replacement for already (Givens) and gain a bunch of flexibility while you were at it. Garcia is a bonus, but we're not seeing him until September.

Garcia will be up next week.

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