Trade Proposal #3
The Balitmore Orioles are a young and emerging franchise. They have the likes of Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson, Jordan Westburg, and Colton Cowser, with tons more on the way. They might have the best farm system in baseball. It's that stacked.
They look like they could finally be in a position to buy at the trade deadline. They are just two games back of the Rays for first place in the gauntlet that is the AL East. They have a pretty comfortable lead in the wild card race. This is their time to strike.
By far their biggest weakness has been their starting rotation. E-rod would give them an ace-caliber starter that could put them over the top. You know the drill by now. Let's make a deal.
Orioles get: SP Eduardo Rodriguez
Tigers get: 2B/OF Connor Norby (No. 6 team prospect), OF Hudson Haskin (No. 13)
It may be disappointing for the Tigers to miss out on some of the big names here, but these are still some good players coming back. Last year, Norby hit 29 home runs at three different levels of the minors. He's only hit 11 so far this year, but he still has a career .841 OPS in the minor leagues.
Haskin was a very interesting prospect coming into the year, but has battled injuries this season. He's currently on the 7-day IL in Triple-A. Speed and defense have always been his calling cards, but the bat has been solid. He finally started to hit for some power last year.
This may not be the return fans would hope for in an E-rod trade, but the likelihood of the Tigers landing a Heston Kjerstad or a Coby Mayo seems quite slim unless the Tigers give up more than just E-rod. Harris would have to get creative in order to pull something like that off.