It was a wild, wacky weekend in the world of American pro sports with
Things were relatively quiet in Baltimore, though. The
The Ravens finally made their move on Sunday. Sure it wasn’t splashy like the
"We looked at him since early this offseason, and he was definitely on our wish list," Ravens coach
Meanwhile, on the other side of Lee Street, the Orioles had acquired a trio of players in separate deals with the
"We made the judgment, right or wrong, that this wasn't the market, at the present time, for moving, for example … Adam Jones," MacPhail told the Baltimore Sun. "I am sure if we put him on the market, given the interest contending teams had in a center fielder, he could have brought us back a good haul. But we didn't see the wisdom of exploring that option at the present time."
I think both teams had productive weekends. The Ravens' two big moves -- signing Leach and re-signing Marshal Yanda -- allow the team to get back to running the ball with authority. And the Orioles got good value for while unloading an effective reliever with major durability issues and a stopgap first baseman. Some are frustrated that Guthrie wasn't dealt, but the price might be right this winter.