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Looking a little deeper into the Snider trade (and the Duquette effect)

I have two thoughts about Tuesday’s trade in which the Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider for minor league left-hander Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later (which is also expected to be a minor leaguer not on the club’s 40-man roster).   My first thought: Snider is every bit as good as the free-agent outfielders that the Orioles have discussed in the past month and he’s under club control for two seasons, if the Orioles want him that long. So it’s like signing a guy for $2.1 million in 2015 with an option (his final year of arbitration) in 2016. In those terms, it seems worth it.   My second thought: Orioles executive vice president Dan...

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