BALTIMORE –- It’s three days to the nonwaiver trade deadline, and while other clubs have been busy, Orioles have yet to make a move.
“We’re kicking around a lot of things. Sometimes the best moves you make are the ones you don’t make,” manager Buck Showalter said.
“I could tell you about three or four that we decided not to do in the last two or three years that if we made them we really would have regretted them. I won’t tell you about the other ones I wish we would have made.”
Showalter has been asked endlessly about the 4 p.m. Friday deadline, which he insists isn’t really a deadline, and will be until then.
“If you do one thing, it keeps you doing something else,” Showalter said.
Showalter is loyal to the players on his current roster, and he’s not publicly campaigning to replace them.
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A year ago, the club got a lift when they obtained Andrew Miller from Boston in exchange for Eduardo Rodriguez.
“It wasn’t exciting giving up Eduardo, but we knew we were getting something that was going to give us a better chance to roll the dice,” Showalter said.
“That doesn’t happen that often that guys who are that impactful are out available in our situation. We don’t have Eduardo to trade this year. Of course I’d do it again, do it again.”
Showalter knows that other teams like some key Orioles players.
“The problem is when people are asking for people who are part of what you're trying to do this year. That's tough. And if they go away, then who?" Showalter said.
NOTES: Matt Wieters has four game-ending home runs. He’s one of four Orioles to hit game-ending homers in three straight seasons. Frank Robinson, Brooks Robins and and Larry Sheets are the others. …Sean Berry, the hitting coach for Norfolk, has been named to the same position for the Arizona Fall League’s Peoria Javelinas.