To the group of fans who are enraged that the Orioles traded Bundy, I would remind you that while Bundy was fairly solid this past season. He also experienced a drop in velocity. Odds are that isn’t coming back. It also speaks as to why he gave up so many home runs on the year.
This isn’t to say that he wasn’t tough for the Orioles to give up. However they did get a decent return on their investment in Bundy, as was addressed by GM Mike Elias after he made the trade:
Keep your eye on the prize; that’s what Elias is saying. Trust the process.
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He was one of the few promising starters we had? Why trade him for nothing?
I get what you’re saying. I would say that for the most part Bundy had morphed into what he was going to be. Odds are against him becoming leaps and bounds better than what he is now. So they got a decent crop of young arms in exchange. This is a good deal for the Orioles. Thanks for reading!