AL East Notes: Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees

Midway through this year's 162-game schedule, all five American League East teams have winning records. The Yankees have the best winning percentage in baseball and the Orioles, Rays, Red Sox and Blue Jays have all won more games than they've lost. Here are the latest AL East links…

  • Executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette estimates that the Orioles have had trade talks with "probably over half the teams," Steve Melewski of reports. Duquette says he'd like to improve his team's rotation if possible. "We need to find a solution to our starting pitching," he said.
  • Top prospects Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy are probably off-bounds in trade talks. “They look to be long-term solutions to help the Orioles," Duquette said.
  • Dominican prospect Wendel Rijo agreed to sign with the Red Sox for $625K, Enrique Rojas of reports (on Twitter).
  • The Yankees signed fifth round selection Robert Refsnyder for $206K, Jim Callis of Baseball America reports (on Twitter). The right fielder has a good bat and a good arm, Callis adds.
  • The Blue Jays announced that they signed 18th rounder Alonzo Gonzalez, 26th rounder Nathan Desouza and 37th rounder Daniel Devonshire.

8 Responses to AL East Notes: Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees Leave a Reply

  1. ColonelBoston 3 years ago

    Thank you for explaining how winning records work — I was completely lost before this post.

    • im lost on how baltimores top two prospects and young pitching are off limits but yet trying to trade for greinke? who are they gonna giving up that the brewers want then??

      • manny and bundy for a rental? no way!

        •  Don’t rent him then.  Sign him.   You can’t continue to suck every year and let the Yankees, Blue Jays, Red Sox and Rays pound on you.   Prospects don’t win world series.  #1 starters do.

          • $22264602 3 years ago

            #1 Starters start out as prospects.

          • Tko11 3 years ago

            unless you are yu darvish

  2. Lookouts400 3 years ago

    The Orioles have more to trade than just Machado or Bundy.  Starting with MacPhail and continuing under Duquette, the Orioles system is being rebuilt and there are very nice pieces. Schoop, Delmonico, Hoes, Espositio, Zagone, to name a few.  They have guys spread throughout the system.  That doesn’t even include people like Matusz, Arrieta, Hunter, Johnson, or Socolovich.  All these guys have stuff that transfers very well to the NL Central.  BTW, Matusz has given up just one hit through five against Charlotte so far tonight.  Think he wants back to Baltimore?

  3. knowing the Orioles luck with their prospects they are better off trading them for established players.

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