Wade Davis

Orioles won't have helpful precedents for offseason reliever trades the way they did in July

Orioles won't have helpful precedents for offseason reliever trades the way they did in July

Before the Orioles decided to add talent at the nonwaiver trade deadline in July instead of subtracting it by dealing top relievers such as Zach Britton or Brad Brach, they had precedent on their side.

Twelve months earlier, the New York Yankees received a ransom of prospects from the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians for Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, respectively, which ended up supplementing what was already a tremendous young core.

The Miller trade in particular, which brought back outfielder Clint Frazier and left-hander Justus Sheffield, was comparable for the quality and versatility they could have expected to receive.

But, as...

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