Orioles Acquire Omar Quintanilla

The Orioles acquired Omar Quintanilla from the Mets for future considerations, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com tweets. The Mets, who have confirmed the trade, designated Quintanilla for assignment three days ago to create roster space for Jason Bay

Quintanilla, 30, has appeared in 29 games for the Mets this year, playing both middle infield positions. He has a .257/.250/.371 batting line in 80 plate appearances so far this year. The seven-year MLB veteran has a career batting line of .218 /.278 /.294.


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21 Comments on "Orioles Acquire Omar Quintanilla"


mike melusky
3 years 9 days ago

ryan flaherty goes back to defensive specialist role

danistheguy
3 years 9 days ago

there goes any hope for headley

Lookouts400
3 years 8 days ago

Really?

danistheguy
3 years 9 days ago

Ben, that should be a .350 OBP, not .250, according to baseball-reference.

danistheguy
3 years 9 days ago

Someone disagrees? Click the link to this BR page. It should be .257/.350/.371. Just sayin’.

Rabbitov
3 years 8 days ago

You are 100% right, people just like to dislike things.

3 years 9 days ago

Why future considerations? I thought DF meant you gave him away,not a trade.

attgig
3 years 9 days ago

i think DFA gives teams 3 days to release/outright to minors/trade. it immediately takes them off the 40 man roster.

3 years 8 days ago

10 days

3 years 7 days ago

It is up to a 10 day period but he is confusing getting waived (which usually goes hand-in-hand with dfa) which lasts 3 days.

HaruKurosawa
3 years 9 days ago

More AAA players? We serious need a huge trade involving Clayton Richard and Chase Headley. Trade away Johnathan Schoop and anyone decent line prospect. Send Matusz or Arrieta too.

Gregory McCann
3 years 9 days ago

What about that young shortstops? Should the o’s trade him?

Jason Hoffman
3 years 8 days ago

no not a shot. hes the number 3 prospect in all of baseball

Lookouts400
3 years 8 days ago

There’s been some rumors that Machado would be included in a deal in involving King Felix. What do you think? For the King, I might be tempted to include Manny, especially since they picked up another Miami SS in the draft.

FOmeOLS
3 years 8 days ago

The Mariners already have a terrific young prospect SS, and they just drafted another, a guy named Mike Zunino. They’d love to have Machado, but they’d rather spend King Felix on a more pressing need… or 6 different pressing needs.
would be great to see Fernandez throwing for Baltimore, though. He’s a beast.

ugen64
3 years 7 days ago

Zunino is a catcher, and anyway, I feel like SS is one of those positions (CF being another one) where you can’t really have “too many” prospects, because one can usually play 3B or 2B if he ends up being blocked. Machado has the bat and the arm to play 3rd base, easily.

That said, I doubt Felix is going anywhere, but I guess theoretically, he’s the type of player (relatively young, entering his prime, extremely consistent high level of performance) that you would consider trading a Machado or a Bundy for.

Rabbitov
3 years 8 days ago

You are missing the point, our starting 2nd basem(e)n are Tolleson and Flaherty. Even if Quintanilla is all defense thats a big upgrade.

Lookouts400
3 years 8 days ago

His line isn’t bad, and do you know against whom he hit his only HR?

The Yankees and Phil Hughes.

Plus, he gives the Orioles someone who can play SS, I don’t think they are convinced Flaherty can play there, though Tolleson played there at Norfolk. Now maybe they can give Hardy a break.

Anthony DiFabrizio
3 years 9 days ago

lol future considerations? What exactly is that…more money for the wilpons that they refuse to spend on bp arms?

Giorgi Almonte
3 years 8 days ago

OBP is .350, instead of .250…again….

Eric
3 years 8 days ago

This guy will be no better than a Flaherty or Tolleson at this point.
Dont get this move