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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Jake Arrieta, 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen #267

Just because Andy MacPhail's no longer in charge of the Orioles' personnel decisions, that doesn't mean that the Birds can't make deals with the Cubs. Today current GM Dan Duquette kicked off trading season by sending two of the O's problem children to the North Side of Chicago in exchange for an upgrade to the starting rotation. Adios to Pedro Strop. See ya later, Jake Arrieta. Better luck finding the strike zone and getting your heads screwed on straight over in the National League Central.

Meanwhile, I'm happy to have gotten anyone of potential value for Messrs. S. and A. Scott Feldman doesn't have a long track record of success, but he's a ground ball pitcher coming to a team with an excellent pair of left-side infielders. He'll damn sure be an upgrade over the likes of Freddy Garcia, and if he can do a bit of what Joe Saunders did for the Orioles in 2012, it could be the difference between another postseason berth and a long, lonely October on the sidelines.

1 comment:

Commishbob said...

Joe Saunders was the first thing I thought of when I heard this, too. I'm guessing Duquette isn't done.