How All Of The Orioles Hitters Were Acquired: 2014 Roster Tree
How All Of The Orioles Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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The fortunes of the Orioles have all come based on the heels of 2 nice trades and a 3rd one also tilting the scales in their favor.
These deals gave the club a bonafide Starting Pitcher, a Gold Glove and 30 HRs a year hitting Adam Jones, a 50+ HR guy in 2013 with Chris Davis, and a flamethrowing arm out of the Bullpen with Hunter.
Bedard was lackluster in Seattle briefly, and Koji Uehara wasn’t good in Texas, like he was in Baltimore or now Boston.
Manny Machado, Matt Wieters and Nick Markakis are all homegrown products, while the team was wise enough to bring in Nelson Cruz for a year ($8 MIL) . and make sure they let Steve Pearce know how much they liked and wanted him on the club.
This club is in position to win its 1st Division Title since 1997.
They hold a nice lead on both of the New York Yankees and Blue Jays and other than Wieters, the club is relatively healthy compared to their divisional foes.
2014 represents the best chance for the club to go far in the Post Season. The Red Sox and Rays are down and out of it, and the Yankees are old.
Right now the core is still intact, and due to brilliant maneuvers by the front office in recent years, this team’s payroll has not escalated out of control yet.
The problem is the time is ticking.. Much like their regional rivals, the Washington Nationals, the payroll dollars will grow exponentially quick when these players hit Arbitration each year.
After this season, the team already might lose J.J. Hardy and Nelson Cruz. so you should be willing to part with anybody in order to make this the campaign to remember.
I am not sure whether Dan Duquette will find a partner willing to trade a pitcher of those guys caliber or not.
To see the construction of this lineup shows you what a line of trades in succession may mean for your franchise.
It is great for the city of Baltimore and the MLB. Having a historic club like this relevant again is fantastic.
For those that have never seen one of our Roster Trees, we go over how all of the players were acquired.
It works like 6 degrees of separation. By searching back to the origin of all the way back until a player is signed, drafted or purchased.
It totally gives you an idea on how the franchise has fared.
The Hitters In 2014 (Age) (Pos) Roster Tree
Matt Albers (31) P: December 2, 2010: Granted Free Agency.
Dennis Safarte (33) P: November 6, 2010: Granted Free Agency.
Luke Scott (36) OF/1B/DH: December 12, 2011: Granted Free Agency.
Tommy Hunter (28) RP: Hunter has worked in the Bullpen for the last couple of years.
Brendan Harris (33) 2B/SS/3B: November 2, 2011: Granted Free Agency.
Aubrey Huff (37) 1B/3B/RF: January 3, 2007: Signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles. 3 YRs/$20 MIL.
Tony Butler (26) P: June.14, 2010: Released by the Baltimore Orioles.
Kam Mickolio (30) P: December 6, 2010: Traded by the Baltimore Orioles with David Hernandez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later and Mark Reynolds. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent John Hester (April 30, 2011) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.
Mark Reynolds (30) 3B/1B: November 30, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
Josh Bell (27) 3B: November 3, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
Steve Johnson (26) P:December 10, 2009: Drafted by the San Francisco Giants from the Baltimore Orioles in the 2009 rule 5 draft. March 16, 2010: Returned (earlier draft pick) by the San Francisco Giants to the Baltimore Orioles. Johnson had been shutdown in Norfolk with shoulder tendinitis, but will start this Wednesday, and may be an option for the O’s in the 2nd half.
Chris Tillman (26) SP: Tillman has been part of the Orioles rotation since 2009, with having better results over the last 2 years.
Scott Feldman (31) SP: October 31, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
Pedro Strop (29) RP: September 1, 2011: the Texas Rangers sent Pedro Strop to the Baltimore Orioles to complete an earlier deal made on August 31, 2011. August 31, 2011: The Texas Rangers sent a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles for Mike Gonzalez.
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Posted on July 22, 2014, in MLB Roster Trees and tagged 2014 baltimore orioles hitters, adam jones, AL East, alex gonzalez, aubrey huff, bartolo colon, brendan harris, Brett Jacobson, Caleb Joseph, Camden Yards, chris davis, chris tillman, cliff lee, cole hamels, dan duquette, danny valencia, David Lough, david reynolds, delmon young, dennis safarte, dillon gee, dylan bundy, erik bedard, George Sherrill, houston astros, ian kennedy, j.j. hardy, jake arrieta, Jim Hoey, John Hester, Jonathan Schoop, Jonathon Niese, jorge de la rosa, josh bell, kam mickolio, kevin gausman, koji uehara, Luke Scott, manny machado, mark reynolds, matt albers, matt wieters, miguel cabrera, Miguel Tejada, mike costanzo, nelson cruz, nick hundley, nick markakis, Norfolk Tides, pedro strop, ryan flaherty, scott feldman, seattle mariners, Steve Clevenger, steve johnson, steve lombardozzi, steve pearce, tommy hunter, tony butler, troy patton. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.