If in fact Joe Saunders’ days as an Arizona Diamondback
are numbered, it appears one of the leading contenders for
his services could be a team that has expressed interest
in him once before.
According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Baltimore
Orioles pursued the lefty in the offseason and, according
to major-league sources, “appear to be the team most
interested in trading for him.”
The Diamondbacks are not likely looking for anything great
in return for Saunders who, while carrying a solid 3.44
ERA, would be moved to make room for phenom Trevor Bauer.
What exactly the Orioles would surrender in a deal is
unknown, though it’s worth noting the D-backs are looking
for a third baseman while Baltimore may be hoping to
Of course, it’s doubtful the Diamondbacks have any
interest in bringing Mark Reynolds and his paltry batting
average back to the Valley, because no matter how hot
things get here the breeze his bat provides is just not
worth the hassle. So, chances are something else
would have to be offered if a deal with the Orioles is
going to happen.