The biggest news to come out in regards to the MLB Trade Deadline on Wednesday was the reported trade of Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Believe it or not, the trade has multiple effects on the Baltimore Orioles.
First off, we think everyone will agree with us here, it's about time Hamels got traded, so we can finally move on from this, jeesh.
Now to the topic at hand, how does the Hamels trade affect the O's?
Before we give our answers, let us first lay out what the reported trade appears to be:
The Rangers acquired Hamels, reliever Jake Diekman, and $9.5MM in cash for veteran lefty Matt Harrison, pitching prospects Jake Thompson, Alec Asher, and Jerad Eickhoff, catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, and outfield prospect Nick Williams.
Now that the trade details are out there, let's get to how this impacts the Orioles. We have laid the reasons out below, and in no particular order in terms of importance.Read more... Join the Conversation...