Orioles: P David Hernandez, P Kam Mickolio
Diamondbacks: 3B Mark Reynolds
Reynolds was a frustrating batter to watch for the Orioles, hitting for a low average and striking out too much. However, he showed off impressive power, hitting 67 homeruns in two-plus seasons in Baltimore.
David Hernandez had some successful seasons out of the bullpen for the Diamondbacks, but is now trying to come back from Tommy John surgery.
Mickolio, who was part of the Erik Bedard trade, only pitched in six games for Arizona in 2011 and hasn’t been in the majors since.
This was another even trade that neither team won, but the Orioles were able to gain some power back into their lineup from it.
Orioles: P Jim Hoey, P Brett Jacobson
Twins: SS J.J. Hardy, IF Brendan Harris
Here’s another trade in which the Orioles dominated and added a key piece for their future.
J.J. Hardy had fallen out of favor in Minnesota in just one season and the Twins traded him to the Orioles in hopes that pitchers Jim Hoey and Brett Jacobson would be decent bullpen adds.
Hardy’s move to Baltimore revamped his career, as he’s hit 74 homeruns, won two Gold Gloves and made the All-Star team once in the four seasons with the Orioles.
He is essential part to the Oriole’s defense and has created an impressive defensive tandem with Manny Machado on the left side of the infield.
Brendan Harris never actually played for the Orioles, but Hardy alone made the deal worthwhile.
The Twins didn’t get much out of the trade, as Hoey only played one season for the team and Jacobson never made it out of the minors.