Orioles Trading Closer Jorge Lopez to the Twins

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Orioles Trading Closer Jorge Lopez to the Twins

Chicago Cubs

It’s bad news that a quality reliever that wasn’t guaranteed to be on the market DID arrive on the market to compete with the Cubs’ bullpen pieces … but it’s good news that he wound up going to a team that hadn’t been explicitly connected to the Cubs.

The Orioles’ selloff continues, with 2.5 years of Jorge Lopez going to the Twins:

So we’ll see what happens with David Robertson and Mychal Givens. The Cubs may prefer package deals, but, whatever happens, you can presume those two will go today.

UPDATE: For future comparison purposes, the Orioles decided to go with the big “volume” approach in the return:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.