Orioles: P Jake Arrieta, P Pedro Strop
Cubs: P Scott Feldman, C Steve ClevengerEmbed from Getty Images
Scott Feldman struggled in Baltimore, though, posting a 5-6 record and a 4.27 ERA. He wouldn’t be re-signed and later signed with the Astros.
Steve Clevenger, who went to Mt. St. Joseph’s in Maryland, has been up with the Orioles a few times and provided decent depth.
Jake Arrieta seems to have found a career revival in Chicago, as he’s 5-1 this season, with a 1.81 ERA and 74 strikeouts. The change of scenery has suited the 28-year-old well, as he looks to be the pitcher the Orioles thought they drafted.
Pedro Strop has also found success in Chicago out of the bullpen, with a 2.83 ERA in 2013 and has a 3.08 ERA this season.
This was one of the few trades the Orioles lost, but Arrieta and Strop needed a change of scenery to succeed and Baltimore took a calculated risk on Feldman.
Orioles: OF L.J. Hoes, P Josh Hader
Astros: P Bud NorrisEmbed from Getty Images
This was another trade where the Orioles were looking for rotation depth and added pitcher Bud Norris to help.
Norris didn’t fare well in 2013, though, posting a 4-3 record with a 4.80 ERA.
However, he has turned things around this season, with a 7-5 record and a 3.62 ERA. Norris is now on the DL, but has been one of the best starters for the team so far.
L.J. Hoes hit well for the Astros in 2013, batting .287, but is only batting .195 this season.
Josh Hader has been incredible for the Astros in the minors, with a 7-0 record and 2.24 ERA in High Single-A.
The Orioles are winning this trade so far, but we’ll have to see how Hoes and Hader pan out before this trade can be fairly judged.