Cleveland Indians: 3 Orioles trade targets to keep an eye on this series
After the series against the Chicago White Sox was cut short due to weather, the Cleveland Indians will now transition to a new series, getting on the road to face the Baltimore Orioles for the next three games. The three games in Baltimore will be followed by an off day to allow the Tribe to fly to St. Louis for a two-game stint against the Cardinals before another off day to get back to Cleveland.
With all the rain outs, the Cleveland Indians will have a total of four off days over the span of nine days, something nearly unheard of in baseball unless it’s the All-Star break (which is rapidly approaching, stay tuned for more on that in the near future). However, at the moment the Tribe are preparing for the Baltimore Orioles.
To this point in the season, the Orioles are the worst team in baseball. Baltimore will enter the series with just a 19-37 record for a .339 winning percentage while being the only team in the MLB with fewer than 20 wins. With a record like that, it can be heavily assumed that the Orioles will attempt to trade away any desirable assets at the trade deadline that won’t be part of their future plans. For the Tribe, that means we could be getting a look at some future members of the Cleveland Indians.
While Cleveland doesn’t have a lot that the front office will be willing to part with, Baltimore is in the right situation that the two teams could be likely trade partners at the deadline. The Orioles don’t have many names that will draw a ton of attention, but their contracts are friendly enough to interest a small market team like Cleveland.
With that being said, these three players should be paid close attention to during the series between Cleveland and Baltimore this weekend. In less than two months time, there’s a chance they could be moving across the diamond to the other dugout.