Grading Bleacher Report's bizarre proposed trade for the Milwaukee Brewers

Could Corbin Burnes be traded to Baltimore?

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The Baltimore Orioles’ perspective on this trade with the Milwaukee Brewers

If the Baltimore Orioles received a call offering this trade up I think they would hang up thinking it is a prank call. They would absolutely do this trade if it somehow came about.

Baltimore won 101 games last season. Adding one of the best pitchers in the league to that team would absolutely give them a shot at winning the World Series. They have stocked up on prospects over recent years so their lineup is strong but their pitching staff could improve, which this trade would of course do.

In the 3-0 ALDS defeat to the Texas Rangers, Baltimore gave up 18 runs in the final two games and that is something they will look to address this offseason. They lost both Kyle Gibson and Jack Flaherty to free agency and Burnes would more than fill the void as Grayson Rodriguez looks to build on his strong form in 2023.

Giving up their 4th ranked prospect for a left-handed pitcher is a no brainer for them with Ryan Mountcastle and Ramon Urias or Gunnar Henderson slotting in at third base. Mayo almost becomes expendable for them due to their strength at the corners.

If they also showed Burnes they are a contender going forward then they may be able to convince him to sign a long-term deal.