Sunday bird droppings: where Andrew Cashner has been traded to the Red Sox | hailnewsup

Sunday bird droppings: where Andrew Cashner has been traded to the Red Sox

Andrew Cashner will be a "Remember That Guy" player within 10 years from now and will remember the time they spent with the Orioles. I've thrown in 45 games over the last two seasons in Charm City, but I've given the black and orange almost exactly what was expected of him. The right was right around an average pitcher in the league and I was pretty healthy while occasionally doing brilliant performances on the mound for two terrible teams.

Now he is heading to the rival division of the Red Sox, who desperately needed help to pitch. It is not clear what his role will be in Boston. Can I go to Nathan Eovaldi's route and become a reliable piece of the bullpen? Or will it continue as a back-end rotation arm? That is a problem that the Orioles do not need to solve.

In exchange for Cashner, the O received two Venezuelan prospects of 17 years, the outfielder Elio Prado and the infielder Noelberth Romero. Both will play for the club's Dominican League team in the immediate future. For what it's worth, Prado is hitting .303 / .400 / .418 in 33 games this season, while Romero is at .264 / .336 / .364. Neither is considered an elite perspective.

I will not pretend to know who is any of the players that received the Orioles in this exchange. But the fact that both of them are 17 years old and head to the Dominican O-League teams is another piece of evidence that this team is seriously playing the long game. It does not make sense to keep or try to add expensive players from the major leagues of the gap. Go young and enter everything.

With Andrew Cashner with the Red Sox and Dylan Bundy heading towards the shelf, the O pitching staff is going to get very tense. Someone has to throw the remaining 70 games that remain in the 2019 season. Things can get ugly, folks.

Brandon Hyde gives his opinion on Cashner's trade. As is understandable, it's probably a bit shattered. In addition, John Means talks about the worst start of his brief career in the big leagues. The jinx star could be real?

A lot of ex-O's are celebrating their birthdays today. Infielder Bernie Castro, an Oriole for 24 games in 2005, turns 35. Derrick May, a gardener in the Orioles for 26 games during the 1999 season, is 51 years old. Victor Rodriguez, an Oriole of 11 games in 1984, has 58. Infielder Billy Smith, oriole for three seasons since 1977-79, turns 66. The late Earl Williams (b.1948, d. 2013), a public services player for the O's from 1973-74, celebrates a posthumous birthday. Finally, Steve Stone, a pitcher for the Orioles for three seasons since 1979-81 and winner of the Cy Young of 1980, is 72 years old today.

1964: Bob Johnson of the Orioles sets an American League record with his sixth consecutive hit as an emerging hitter.

2012 - Taylor Teagarden makes his Orioles debut after spending the first half of the season on the disabled list. Enter the game in the 10th inning and hit a two-run homer to beat the Tigers 8-6.