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.
ryan flaherty goes back to defensive specialist role
there goes any hope for headley
Ben, that should be a .350 OBP, not .250, according to baseball-reference.
Someone disagrees? Click the link to this BR page. It should be .257/.350/.371. Just sayin’.
You are 100% right, people just like to dislike things.
Why future considerations? I thought DF meant you gave him away,not a trade.
i think DFA gives teams 3 days to release/outright to minors/trade. it immediately takes them off the 40 man roster.
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.
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.
What about that young shortstops? Should the o’s trade him?
no not a shot. hes the number 3 prospect in all of baseball
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
lol future considerations? What exactly is that…more money for the wilpons that they refuse to spend on bp arms?
OBP is .350, instead of .250…again….
This guy will be no better than a Flaherty or Tolleson at this point.
Dont get this move