Orioles vs. Tigers Game 1
The O’s will take on a David Price-less Detroit team for a four-game set that starts tonight. Price, who slated to start Sunday, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays and the newly acquired Daniel Norris will start on Sunday.
With less than 24 hours before Friday’s 4 p.m. ET Trade Deadline, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday he thinks Baltimore could pull off a deal.
“If you told me to bet on which side of it, I’ll pick it 51-49,” Showalter said of the O’s making a move. “Dan [Duquette] has bumped some things around that’s going on. I’m sure it’s pretty hot and heavy, there’s been some guys that have gone that we talked about, but if I told you who they were asking for you would say, ‘Of course you wont do that. There’s not any secrets, [it’s] the same people they ask for.”
Those people presumably are Jonathan Schoop, Manny Machado and Kevin Gausman —all part of the O’s current team— though converted pitching prospect Mychal Givens has also drawn some interest and Showalter brought him up on Thursday.
“The guy St. Louis gave up, [Rob] Kaminsky, the guy they gave up was better than the guy we would have given up. Simple as that,” Showalter said of the Cardinals trade with Cleveland for Brandon Moss Thursday morning. “Everybody that’s moving we talk about, some of them we like our guys better than.”
Still, with the Yankees —who acquired Dustin Ackley— and the Blue Jays —who traded for David Price— both making moves on Thursday, there could be some pressure on Duquette to make a move.
“I hope not,” Showalter said of Duquette feeling any pressure. “He’s engaged, committed, trying to put our best foot forward every day for this year and in the future. You have to have the ability to say yes and no.”
Manny Machado 3B
Nolan Reimold LF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis RF
Jimmy Paredes DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Chris Parmelee 1B
Caleb Joseph C
Miguel Gonzalez RHP