The bubble has burst on this seemingly Playoff bound season. The Baltimore Orioles 2 games ago were on a pace for 108 wins and after the two losses have floundered to a pace of 101 wins. (tongue in cheek)
One individual wants to trade our #1 prospect Machado for oft injured and skills eroding over rated/payed 3B David Wright. Our bats are fine and we are scoring runs but im guessing someone noticed DW was hitting .415 and that he must be gotten at any price despite a farm system we are committed to strengthen. We are not at the point were we have surplus to trade and we are not at the point were we have a strong minor league pipeline...far from it i might add. You dont mortgage your future because you are scared what the fans think.
Starting pitching was not considered a strength at the start of the year but they have exceeded expectations but at one point and maybe right now they could use some help. Im not suggesting mortgaging here either but if the GM was looking for improvements it would be in the rotation and maybe another experienced BP arm.
when you are coming off 14 consecutive losing seasons and you have a lightly stocked minor league farm system you are not trading them for veterans who will not dramatically improve your team to the point where you are almost guaranteed to get to the post season and certainly not ones who have one year left on their current contract (DWright)
we are still building and this fast start doesnt change anything...especially giving away the likes of Machado and bundy etc