In Dan Duquette’s first offseason with the Orioles he made only one major trade sending Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom.

It was a good trade for the Orioles. Hammel did well in 2012 and Lindstrom who was an effective reliever was used to fetch Joe Saunders from the Arizona Diamondbacks late in the following season.

This season he made four trades in just under two months acquiring pitcher Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger from the Chicago Cubs reliever Francisco Rodriguez from Milwaukee right-hander Bud Norris from Houston and outfielder Michael Morse from Seattle.

The cost of those five players were pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop (Feldman Clevenger) third baseman Nick Delmonico (Rodriguez) outfielder L.J. Hoes and minor league pitcher Josh Hader (Norris) and outfielder Xavier Avery (Morse).

The trades didn’t immediately pay off; the Orioles didn’t make the postseason while K-Rod and Morse weren’t major factors. If Feldman is re-signed and Norris does well next year they could be important deals.

For now Duquette the Orioles’ executive vice president for baseball operations has traded off lots of inventory.

Strop was the only one of the six players dealt who wasn’t an Oriole draftee.

Arrieta was picked in the fifth round in 2007 Avery and Hoes second and third rounders in 2008 Delmonico in the sixth round in 2011 and Hader in the 19th round a year ago.

Their departure doesn’t leave a lot of prospects drafted in higher rounds left.

Zach Britton who was picked in the third round in 2006 will be out of options next spring. There has been some interest from other teams but for now the Orioles are hanging on to him. They’re not overly eager to trade more prospects even though Britton may no longer fit into that category.

Brian Matusz who was picked before Avery and Hoes in 2008 could be gone this winter. His salary as a left-handed reliever may be more than the Orioles want to pay and he’d like to start and probably won’t get another chance here.

Other than Britton Matusz and Steve Johnson who was acquired from the Dodgers in the 2009 trade for George Sherrill the Orioles don’t seem to have a lot of tradable players. They don't want to deal Mike Wright who was a third-round pick in 2011.