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Maybe they don't know he's not very good in the field yet? He's had 11 games in majors. Now is the best time to sell high for Rickard. He's not going to play much defense. He's not going to hit for much power. He's not going to be a high OBP guy. Sell high. Sell now.

If teams wanted Rickard any team could have had him. The Orioles didn't pick him until the 7th pick in the rule 5. If a team wanted him they could have easily traded into the top 6 without giving up much. Or they could have traded a mediocre prospect to the Rays before the rule 5 draft. He hit 2 home runs in the minors last year at age 24 and 1 in 2014. I don't see him having a whole lot of trade value.

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I think we should discuss the premise of this post' date=' what we have known for some time-we need starting quality pitching to win big this year. We did not buy any, so we must trade for some. What are our trade chips without mortgaging the future?

Catcher? If we are committed to Wieters, then we sign him long term and trade Joseph.

OF/1B? We seem to have a ton of those, who should we trade and what could we get for them?

Bullpen arms? We also seem to be loaded at this position. Should we weaken the pen to strengthen the rotation?[/quote']

Jones has trade value. Trumbo we got for our third string catcher who was 30 and who has played a total of 2 games for the Mariners this season. Reimold any could have had. Rickard is rule 5 guy anyone could have had. If we could have traded Kim we would have already.

Chris Davis contract is not something another team would trade for. So unless you want to trade Adam Jones we have no guys to trade that would bring us anything back in return at Outfield or First Base.

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I doubt Rickard has that kind of value. Im not willing to trust Duquette in a trade at this point. Also think some of our scouts need to be fired. DJ Stewart says hello.

If Rickard performs well for the bulk of the season, he'll likely have some value next season as (1) a more proven commodity (2) under team control and (3) with options.

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