The nonwaiver trade deadline is never predictable. You never know what’s going to happen until the clock hits 4 p.m., and sometimes it takes even a few minutes after that for the smoke to clear.
I remember watching the clock with reliever Tommy Hunter in the Orioles clubhouse in 2015, seeing 4 p.m. come and go and Hunter joking that he survived the deadline, only to find out minutes later that he had been traded to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Junior Lake.
As we sit less than 9 hours from the nonwaiver trade deadline, anything can happen.
Still, it appears that center fielder Adam Jones — the Orioles’ only remaining pending free agent — will remain with the team...