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.
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…
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?