The Houston Astros had some front office notes leak this week, detailing about 10 months worth of trade negotiations. Whereas this is embarrassing, the guys from Bird’s Eye View discuss just how damaging this Astros leak is for the organization. Will this have an effect on other teams’ willingness to negotiate with Houston, for fear of the details surfacing on the internet?
More importantly, what does this say about the Orioles’ approach to trades? As Jake posted, Dan Duqette did not dismiss the possibility of trading Dylan Bundy, whereas Kevin Gausman was “untouchable.” Other prospects (like Mike Wright) were discussed, but in the end, Duquette got his man (Bud Norris) with surprisingly minimal investment.