The Orioles still have a pair of significant trade chips in Mychal Givens and Trey Mancini, and if they're moved, the return might be one that's centered around targeted young pitching the way the last two trades were.
The Astros organization that produced the Orioles front office is coming under scrutiny this fall, and tanking is never popular. Neither will dissuade Mike Elias that rebuilding the way they are is "the only avenue available."
Right-hander Dylan Bundy, one of the longest-tenured Orioles and a former top prospect who had long worked to live up to his potential, became another piece of the team’s continued teardown as he was dealt Wednesday to the Los Angeles Angels for four pitching prospects, according to an industry sources.
Orioles executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias reflects on one year in charge in Baltimore, touting the work done in the first season while noting it's not always a linear progression of improving.
In the Orioles' effort to protect their own pitching prospects and cover the major-league staff as they go forward with their rebuild, they could look at these minor-league free agents who came onto the market this month.