As highlighted earlier today, the Orioles rotation could look completely different this time next week. Baltimore’s front office has shown a concern for their pitching depth through the recent additions of veteran Jamie Moyer and lefty Rich Rundles.
If Baltimore plans to stay near the top of the AL East through the end of September, they’re going to have to get better pitching performances than they have gotten over the past few weeks. They could certainly use a healthy Zach Britton, but adding a veteran to this staff could certain help as well.
ESPN’s Buster Olney thinks that A’s starter “Bartolo Colon would be a nice addition for the Orioles.”
Colon proved his worth in New York last season, pitching to an even 4.00 ERA in 26 starts. He’s been even better so far in Oakland with his 3.92 ERA in 13 starts. Colon has a 2.45 ERA in two starts against the Angels and recorded an eight inning shutout against the Rangers.
It’ll all come down to cost. If the Orioles can bring in Colon without giving up too much, I think they’ll pull the trigger. Stay tuned.