Breaking down the Orioles' prospect return from the Atlanta Braves for right-hander Kevin Gausman and Darren O'Day, including Jean Carlos Encarnación, Brett Cumberland, Bruce Zimmermann, and Evan Phillips.
It had been obvious for quite some time that the Orioles were going to bail on this season and trade away the veteran nucleus of the team, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that the full magnitude of the long-anticipated rebuild hit home.
Two days after he was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles, Manny Machado didn’t show up to Miller Park cracking jokes about wanting to explore possible roles in Spanish-language soap operas or making promises about cutting his hair that he had no intention of honoring, as Ramirez once did.
Three Orioles prospects, including Yusniel Díaz, reported to Double-A Bowie on Thursday excited to continue their strong seasons after they were traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers for All-Star shortstop Manny Machado.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the trade of Manny Machado was going to be the first step in an organizational rebuild that will include everything from expanded analytics and technology to more professional and international scouting efforts.