Be interesting to see how much more the Orioles spend on free agents. If they kept Mancini and did not do the buyout and also Lyles would have been $21 million in salary Do they spend $21 million in free agent signings?
The most intriguing options to me are via trade. I would be inquiring on any of Burnes, Woodruff, Gallen, Singer, Quantrill, Snell, Stroman, and Kelly. I'd be open to trading anyone outside our top three depending on who we get back.
Eovaldi and Bassit are still possibilities through FA.
Crane had some of the best front office staff personnel in baseball during that run.
Having said that, Abreu has a chance to maintain his level of performance. I just don’t support the Orioles paying $19.5 mil per for 3 years on that bet.