Baltimore Orioles Trade Deadline: 3 trades that could bolster their rotation

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 7: Lance Lynn /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 2: Jhoulys Chacin
SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 2: Jhoulys Chacin /

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP

Jhoulys Chacin was a long time starter with the Colorado Rockies and teammates with our own Ubaldo Jimenez.  Just like two peas in a pod, both Chacin and Jimenez share their similarities in their inconsistencies throughout their career.

While a 4.22 ERA is not attractive, Chacin has shown signs of great improvement and stability in the last two months.

After a rough April and May, Chacin has an ERA of 3.00 and 2.31 in June and July. Chacin has not allowed more than 3 earned runs since May 23 totaling eight quality starts in those last 11 starts. He would be a rental but someone the Orioles could acquire without giving up top Oriole prospects.

When a majority of the rotation starts to falter, the acquisition of one starter will not solve the entire pitching issue. Scott Feldman, Gerardo Parra, and Wade Miley are a list of trading deadline acquisitions that did not make the Baltimore Orioles a better team.

At some point, one must consider, how much are you willing to give up to salvage one season?

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