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Dan Connolly

A deeper look at what the Orioles have to sell — and who’d actually bring back a solid haul

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Outfielder Seth Smith

If I had to pick one Oriole that will be dealt by Monday, it would be Smith. He is 34, a free agent at season’s end, and not in the Orioles’ future plans. Still, he has been exactly as advertised when the Orioles acquired him from the Seattle Mariners this offseason. He is a professional hitter who knows how to work a count and is solid defensively. He’s a platoon player, facing mostly right-handers at this point in his career, but teams, especially in the National League, surely could his use his bat, starting or off the bench. He has a few million left on his contract, so the Orioles might have to pick up some salary to get a better return. It’s also possible they deal him in August, because, like Castillo, he’s the kind of player that could slip through waivers. And, because of that, don’t expect a legitimate prospect in return no matter when he’s dealt.

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