Optimism around Orioles should be high with new ownership

It certainly seems no coincidence that the Orioles made a huge trade to acquire starter Corbin Burnes on the very day the team’s sale was announced.

There’s certainly some optimism for the Orioles after Carlyle Group co-founder and co-chairman David Rubenstein agreed to buy the team at a valuation of $1.725 billion. is.

The Angelos aren’t the worst owners in baseball, and they have the Athletics’ John Fisher to thank.

Perhaps the Orioles also have a chance to acquire a number of great young stars, including Adley Rutschmann, Gunnar Henderson, and infield prospect Jackson Holiday (who has a chance to start at age 20 this year).

David Rubenstein has reached an agreement to buy the Orioles at a valuation of $1.725 billion. AP

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The Orioles acquired Corbin Burnes from the Brewers on Thursday. Getty Images

The Angels may hold the key to the rest of the free agent market. They like Blake Snell and Cody Bellinger, but rumors are circulating that they may not sign their biggest free agent right now.

Angels owner Arte Moreno has had big-time free agents in the past, so he could change direction.

They have a decent young core and a strengthened bullpen (Robert Stevenson and Matt Moore), but OC fans can’t imagine that making up for the loss of Shohei Ohtani.

The Angels have also been rumored for Joey Votto and Quique Hernandez.

The Twins, Padres, Red Sox and Angels are considering the starting market.

Things are heating up for 2023 All-Star candidate Mike Lorenzen, and these teams could earn a spot.

Starters are much needed. Eric Lauer is getting a lot of attention.

Other starters remaining free besides the big two of Snell and Jordan Montgomery are the great Clayton Kershaw (who is seen as unlikely to go anywhere other than the Dodgers or perhaps his home field, the Rangers); Aces Brandon Woodruff, Hyun Jim Ryu, Mike Clevinger, and Zack Greinke have been recalled. and Rich Hill.

The Pirates are one of the teams considering former Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, who had a great year in San Diego and became Snell’s exclusive catcher.

The Red Sox have players like Tommy Pham.



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