Even after posting the club's first winning month of baseball (14-12) in five years, the Baltimore Orioles still find themselves 20.5 games back in the AL East and 6.0 games out of a Wild Card spot. The result? Intensifying trade rumors for some of the veterans excelling across Baltimore's roster.
Outfielder Anthony Santander is not immune to these trade rumors, especially after a feverish start that shows him on pace to set career-high marks in home runs and RBIs. Santander recently opened up about these trade rumors with a classy, mature response.
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Santander spoke with Orioles insider Roch Kubatko, playfully dismissing the trade speculation. It comes down to one main factor, that it's simply beyond his control.
“I’m just relaxed, just focusing on my day-to-day process. That’s a decision that comes from the people up above. Nothing that I can control.”- Anthony Santander
The six-year veteran continued on with this sentiment when discussing his plans moving forward amidst the growing rumors. “What I expect is just to continue coming to the stadium every day, working hard, doing whatever I can to play well and help this team win."
The reality for any of Baltimore's veterans is the presence of the league's best minor league farm systems. Baltimore ranked No. 1 as of last year, and maintained the top spot heading into the 2022 preseason.
Baltimore has a pair of outfielders patiently waiting for their chance. Colton Cowser ranks No. 3 across the organization, but has not yet played above Double-A. There's also No. 7-ranked Kyle Stowers, who made his MLB debut a month ago.
Santander is an attractive trade piece for teams around baseball because of his contract. The veteran outfielder is under team control through 2024. His ongoing power surge will continue to sweeten the market.
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