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Insider Says Potential Baltimore Orioles Target ‘Unlikely’ To Get Traded

Over the weekend, the Baltimore Orioles thoroughly outplayed the Tampa Bay Rays, their second division rival, enabling them to move past the disappointment of losing their final two games against the Toronto Blue Jays.

After the Los Angeles Dodgers won two of three in that highly publicized series, the Orioles will attempt to complete a sweep on Monday in an effort to continue chipping away at the New York Yankees’ advantage in the AL East.

Many of the remaining Major League Baseball teams are still unsure on whether they will be buyers or sellers as the trade deadline draws near.

There are just three teams in the American League that are farther than five games from the third Wild Card position. With two, that number is significantly lower in the National League.

Thus, even for those who are certain they will purchase, they are unsure of who will be available prior to July 30.

For the Chicago White Sox, though, that isn’t the case.

They have the worst record in the league by a significant margin, so they will undoubtedly trade some of their finest players for assets in order to begin the rebuilding process after appointing a new front office this offseason.

Many players on this squad may be shipped off, but there are a few gems that competing teams in the MLB will be vying for.

Garrett Crochet, Baltimore’s starting pitcher, is one who makes sense.

The left-hander has made a smooth transition into the rotation after being employed as a bullpen arm for the first time in his career. In his 14 starts and 75.2 innings pitched, he has posted a 3.33 ERA with an AL-high 103 strikeouts.

He still has several years of club control, so the Orioles may use him after this season.

Chicago, though, might decide not to release their star lefty after all.

“They’re not going to trade ace Garrett Crochet,” Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY writes.

Baltimore is disappointed by this news because, with the injuries to Tyler and John Means, they could have utilized someone with his caliber in their starting lineup.

Wells. Naturally, if deadline day approaches and the White Sox decide they truly want to completely dismantle everything, then it may all change.

However, this should help the Orioles determine some realistic targets as they aim to win the division twice in a row and go deep into the postseason.

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