One Last-Minute Trade the Orioles Need to Make Before the Deadline

Devon Platana
One last-minute trade that the Baltimore Orioles need to make before the MLB trade deadline.
One last-minute trade that the Baltimore Orioles need to make before the MLB trade deadline. / AP Photo/Terrance Williams

After months of trade rumors swirling, the MLB trade deadline comes into effect when the clock strikes 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Fans were wondering what the surging Baltimore Orioles might do at the deadline, however, trading Trey Mancini on Monday indicates that the club will likely be selling.

Fortunately, general manager Mike Elias still has other players that he can move to help with the future. One player that Elias should consider moving in a last-minute deal is outfielder Anthony Santander.

Orioles Trade Rumors

Santander's name has been involved in trade rumors for some time now. The 27-year-old talked about the possibility of being moved in early July, saying that the situation is "nothing that I can control." It's a positive attitude to have, especially if his time in Baltimore is nearing its end.

Teams like the New York Mets and Chicago White Sox are looking for an offensive boost in the outfield. Fortunately, Santander can help with that. The switch-hitter has amassed 19 home runs while driving in 57 RBIs in 95 games, maintaining a .257/.340/.455 slash line along the way.

Though the Orioles can easily keep Santander, there's a good reason to trade him. He's under team control in 2023 and 2024, making him more than a rental to help with a playoff run. With that sort of contract status, Baltimore could net a very solid return.

It'll be interesting to see what the Orioles decide to do with Santander. There really isn't a bad decision to make since he can either help them compete next year or get them prospects for the future. Regardless, he's a player to watch in the coming hours.

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