Jun 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris (25) pitches during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Revisiting Last Year's Orioles Trades

On this day, the Orioles split their series against the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-2 loss.  The Orioles fall back to 4.5 behind the Jays, and remain tied with the Yankees.

It was another quality start for the O’s, coming from Chris Tillman.  But, as has been the case lately, the offense was silenced.  Add in Tommy Hunter struggling and the O’s lost again on Sunday.

But instead, I want to revisit last year’s trades for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger, Bud Norris and Francisco Rodriguez and see how those traded are doing.

I know last year there was some angst when the O’s traded for Feldman, Clevenger, K-Rod and Norris, so I wanted to update how those they traded are doing…

Norris trade: L.J. Hoes and Josh Hader and a pick, which turned into University of Virginia OF Derek Fisher
Francisco Rodriguez trade: Nick Delmonico
Scott Feldman trade: Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop

LJ Hoes – Currently playing for Oklahoma City, Houston’s AAA team – MLB stats this year .209/.289/.343 2 HR, 6 RBIs, 6 Rs

Josh Hader – Lancaster, TX (Houston A+ team) 6-0, 9 starts, 65.1 IP, 2.34 ERA, 3.41 SO/BB ratio

Nicky Delmonico – In A+ ball (same level he left the O’s at) .265/.294/.398 7 doubles, 2 home runs

Jake Arrieta – MLB stats with Chicago Cubs – 8 starts, 43 IP, 2-1, 2.09 ERA, 3.14 SO/BB ratio

Pedro Strop – MLB stats with Chicago Cubs – 22 games, 19.2 IP, 0-3, 4.12 ERA, 2 Saves, 1.82 SO/BB ratio, 3 wild pitches

The O’s certainly are not missing Hoes, in my opinion.  Delmonico is yet to advance as far as I would have thought, and Strop continues to be wild, yet sometimes effective, which is similar to his time in Baltimore.

Jake Arrieta you knew had the potential to be a good pitcher, and it seems every starter the Cubs have this year (including former O Jason Hammel) is doing well.  But, most would agree Arrieta needed a change of scenery.

Hader continues to appear to be the one that got away.  But, with the Bud Norris the O’s have, I think I would make that trade every day of the week.  Hader hasn’t pitched above High A, although you would think he is due for a promotion with those numbers. Norris is a legit MLB pitcher, and for a team looking to win now, I would rather have that than a prospect.

What do you think?


Tags: Baltimore Orioles Bud Norris Josh Hader

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