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3 Orioles Most Likely to Be Traded at Deadline

Adam Taylor McKillop
Three Baltimore Orioles that are likely to be dealt by the 2021 MLB trade deadline, including John Means.
Three Baltimore Orioles that are likely to be dealt by the 2021 MLB trade deadline, including John Means. / Will Newton/Getty Images
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The Baltimore Orioles are in full rebuild mode. This team entered the 2021 MLB season without any real expectations of competing in the AL East. Baltimore's odds to win the division continue to falter and now sit at +25000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook MLB odds, after a 17-27 start.

Trailing the division-leading Boston Red Sox by 10 games already, the Orioles likely have their eyes set on the upcoming MLB trade deadline in July.

Check out the three most likely Orioles to be traded away.

Baltimore Orioles Trade Candidates

1. Trey Mancini

Trey Mancini is one of the best storylines throughout the MLB in 2021. After overcoming a colon cancer diagnosis in 2019, Mancini didn't see a single game of action last year. Now, he's back and healthy, and tearing up opposing pitching. The 29-year-old 1B/OF leads the entire league with 39 RBI along with a .281/.349/.533 slashing line and 10 home runs. The comeback story has been just about perfect this season, however, the Orioles may want to capitalize on his efforts and bring in some more prospects. With hitting down across the league, several playoff-caliber teams may have their eyes set on adding some offense this summer.

2. John Means

It's unclear if the Orioles would be willing to move off of their 28-year-old ace, but every team/player has a price, right? Means already threw a no-hitter this season and has baffled hitters in nine starts. He owns an AL-leading 1.70 ERA and 0.754 WHIP while giving up just 5.1 hits per nine innings. Means will begin his first year of arbitration following the 2021 campaign and Baltimore might want to see what sort of ridiculous return they can get for their rising ace.

3. Freddy Galvis

The Orioles signed Freddy Galvis in free agency this past offseason, but that was never going to be a long-term solution at shortstop. Galvis is 31 years old and hits free agency at the end of this year. He's a capable hitter (.260/.331/.472 slash line) and above-average defender (.984 career fielding percentage at SS). Galvis is also a switch hitter, which is always enticing. Baltimore may want to see what teams are looking for shortstop depth at the trade deadline.


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