Over the weekend, the Orioles fired up the 2019 hot stove by dealing pitcher Andrew Cashner to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for two prospects. The move did not come as a surprise. Cashner was due to hit free agency in the winter, and with the trade deadline quickly approaching it was widely expected that the veteran hurler would be on the move.
On one hand, this trade makes a ton of sense. The O’s are the worst team in baseball and are in no need of a 30-something pitcher on an expiring contract.