As the San Diego Padres continue to look for an upgrade at catcher before the trade deadline we look to the Baltimore Orioles for help.
Now we start to take a deeper look at those teams and players on those teams who could make sense.
And today I wanted to look at the Baltimore Orioles. While they are certainly still in the playoff picture, I don’t expect that to last too much longer.
It’s been a great story in the first month of the season, and perhaps they have some hope for the near future now, but if they’re being realistic they’re not competing in 2020 or even 2021.
Baltimore should certainly be looking to upgrade their team for the future at this year’s trade deadline.
And I would think someone like catcher Pedro Severino could be available.
He’s 27 years old and has three years of team control left under arbitration before becoming a free agent.
The right-handed backstop should get a significant raise for 2021 in his first year of arbitration.
Baltimore already has another solid, young catcher doing well in Chance Sisco. Plus, they have maybe the best prospect in all of baseball coming up at the catcher spot in Adley Rutschman.
Severino is also having one of his best seasons and the Orioles would be smart to try and capitlize on that by selling high on him in a market that doesn’t have a lot of great options at catcher.