Once the Orioles completed and announced their trade with the Red Sox Saturday afternoon, swapping Andrew Cashner for Rookie-level Dominican Summer League outfielder Elio Pradoand infielder Noelberth Romero, the logical question hung in the air like a mile-high pop up.
Waiting for the next shoe to drop has become its own sport. And you don’t sweat as much.
Executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias isn’t done, at least in his attempts to move other players. It might not happen. He said nothing is imminent and added, “I don’t know if we’ll make any more deals. I really don’t.”
But he’s going to try.
Dylan Bundy is another trade chip who might have to stay after going on the injured list with tendinitis in his right knee. He allowed seven runs in the first inning in his last start and while rival executives could point to the knee discomfort as an explanation and feel confident that the injury isn’t serious, they still may be reluctant now to part with much.
The Orioles aren’t seeking top prospects in the upper levels of the farm system. However, they’re not going to just give away Bundy, especially while he’s still under team control beyond the 2019 season. There’s no urgency to move him and they wouldn’t be selling high.