After making a savvy all-in deal for reliever Andrew Miller at the nonwaiver trade deadline in 2014, the Orioles have been less successful at that juncture, with the acquisitions of Gerardo Parra, Steve Pearce and others providing far less impact. This year, the team dealt for right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to upgrade the rotation. On paper, the trade seemed to make sense because he was a veteran pitcher with a history of going deep into games, pitching in the strike zone, limiting walks and keeping the ball in the yard. But after pitching well in his first two starts with the Orioles, Hellickson compiled an 8.61 ERA over his last eight starts and allowed 13 homers over that span. He went more than six innings just once during that stretch, putting further stress on the bullpen. In retrospect, if the Orioles were going to trade outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, as they did to acquire Hellickson, they would have been better off doing so after they dealt for Seth Smith in the offseason when Kim's stock was higher coming off 2015.