Isn’t it possible that the Orioles like Povich a lot, expect him to be a contributor in 2024, but would still be open to trading him if that’s what it took? If the WS asked for Joey Ortiz and Povich for Cease I suspect Elias would pull the trigger. Are you suggesting that the Orioles are so high on Povich that he’s essentially on the “no trade” list?
I really, really hope you poured one too many of the good stuff this fine December eve, in anticipation of holiday cheer, because that will give you reasonable cover. I'm only halfway through this thread, and you've generated excess cringe value. If cringe could be express as Cwar, you've generated 2.8 in a very short cup of coffee.
It's always interesting how people who don't have money are experts on how people with money are / were / will be.
I would like the O's to pursue Glasnow. I think for one year he's almost as good as Burnes and would cost less. I think he's a better bet to be a true frontline starter than Dylan Cease.
I think the Rays would be a good fit in a lot of ways. They are a smart organization which means that they are less likely to be sentimental about trading within the division. They are also smart enough to recognize that the O's #4 prospect is better than most team's #1 prospect. And they value a lot of the same traits in position players that the Orioles do.