The Baltimore Orioles have been a bit aggressive as of late, making a few moves to improve the roster and all but confirming a good amount of the MLB trade rumors that have been floating around.
So it should come as no surprise that the Orioles are not done just yet. In fact, it sounds as if the Orioles are swinging for the fences by placing elite prospect Dylan Bundy on the trade block. The report comes from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:
In any case, the Orioles’ aggression is notable. Sources say the team is even willing to move one of its top prospects, right-hander Dylan Bundy, for the right return.
Bundy, 20, underwent Tommy John surgery last month, but the success rate of pitchers recovering from the operation is quite good. The Chicago Cubs acquired right-hander Arodys Vizcaino from the Atlanta Braves last season just four months after he had the surgery. Vizcaino, 22, was the centerpiece of the package that the Cubs acquired for left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson.
Now you can take the O’s seriously. Bundy may have been injured, but he’s still one of the most prized prospects out there. The chances of him having an issue after the surgery are minimal as is, so he represents a huge value.
Expect plenty of teams to come calling if the source is correct. Baltimore will of course be expecting a major get in return, but that should not be all that hard to come by. Bundy is a rare prospect and a team building for the future would be wise to pick up the phone as soon as possible.
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