As the Baltimore Orioles continue a historically bad season, cornerstone pieces such as Jonathan Schoop, Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy are involved in the latest Orioles rumors as they gather trade interests from several teams.
The Baltimore Orioles rumors and trade talks reveal the team is on the verge of completely rebuilding their roster as losses continue to pile up at a historic pace.
Entering Monday’s MLB schedule, the Orioles are on pace to end the season with a 50-112 record, which would set a franchise record for most losses in a single season.
Now with their best player and the face of the franchise Manny Machado playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Orioles will look to rebuild, even if it means trading other key pieces besides Zach Britton.
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Per MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko, the Atlanta Braves have inquired trade talks involving Jonathan Schoop, Kevin Gausman and Orioles ace pitcher Dylan Bundy. In addition, the Colorado Rockies, who have been interested in Gausman for quite some time, is scouting the promising Orioles pitcher Ken Rosenthal from The Athletic tweets.
Gausman, 27, owns a 4-7 record heading into the second half with a 4.33 ERA in 19 starts. The right-handed pitcher looked to have his best season yet of his career after he posted a 3.18 ERA through his first eight starts while recording a .246 opponent batting average. Since then, Gausman is 1-5 with a 5.28 ERA in his last 11 starts and has allowed 11 home runs, along with batters hitting .310.
Orioles ace Bundy is experiencing quite a similar season to Gausman. Through 19 starts, Bundy is 6-9 with a 4.57 ERA and has already given up 23 home runs in 2018, almost reaching his home runs allowed total in 2017 of 26. Bundy also experienced a nightmarish outing against the Kansas City Royals on May 8 when he gave up seven earned runs and four home runs without recording an out.
The Orioles starting second baseman Schoop is also garnering trade interest from the Milwaukee Brewers Kubatko tweets. The 26-year-old suffered a Grade 1 right oblique strain early in the season which kept him out for almost a month. As expected, it took some time until Schoop returned to his All-Star form as he hit .186 combined in May and June.
However, Schoop has turned his season around by recording a .352/.347./.606 slash line in July. In addition, he’s smashed four home runs and registered six doubles through 18 games. All this comes amid Orioles rumors involving his best friend Machado, who eventually was traded to the Dodgers during the MLB All-Star break.