Baltimore Orioles Trade News: Grading the O's Deadline Deals

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Baltimore Orioles Trade News: Grading the O's Deadline Deals
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Currently 45-70 and 26.5 games back in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles had no reservations about dealing some of their older talent in exchange for younger prospects.

While the Orioles have the misfortune of having to play in the hardest division in baseball, their interest in obtaining younger players shows the current rebuilding process that may take several seasons before establishing a team capable of competing with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Baltimore decided to deal right-handed reliever Koji Uehara and Derrek Lee, while picking up Chris Davis, Tommy Hunter and Aaron Baker. Let's take a look at if and why these deals made sense for the organization.

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