Orioles trade shortstop Freddy Galvis to Phillies just before deadline - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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Orioles trade shortstop Freddy Galvis to Phillies just before deadline

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The Orioles traded shortstop Freddy Galvis, who is on the 10-day injured list, to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Tyler Burch just before the 4 p.m. trade deadline Friday, general manager Mike Elias said.

Galvis, who spent the first six seasons of his major league career with the Phillies, hit .249 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs in 72 games with the Orioles before injuring his right quadriceps on June 26th.

Galvis, who was rehabilitating his quad in Sarasota, Florida, has a clause in his contract giving him $250,000 in the event that he was dealt.

Elias said said Burch, a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher, had a “big stuff jump” since the pandemic.

Earlier in the day, the Orioles traded right-handed reliever Shawn Armstrong, who was at Triple-A Norfolk, to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations. They also acquired left-handed reliever Ryan Hartman from Houston on waivers.

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. EkimC

    July 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Typical Elias… dumpster diving again… just saying…

    • CalsPals

      July 30, 2021 at 4:32 pm

      Saw we made another waiver claim, pitcher from Houston…won’t be able to sleep tonight with the exciting pick up…;)….go O’s…

  2. CalsPals

    July 30, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Who’d they get back, or was this another cash offer?…go O’s…

  3. TxBirdFan

    July 30, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Freddy…we hardly knew ya! Thanks for your contributions as an Oriole and good luck going forward!

  4. Icterus fan

    July 30, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    I wish him well. Seems like a nice energetic guy and has some personality. He’s going to a better club and putting 250K in his pocket. That’s called winning in this day and age.
    Que sera, sera.

  5. Hasta la vista pelota

    July 30, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    We held onto Trey, thankfully.

  6. jimcarter

    July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Since the 3Ms weren’t dealt, are they going to be extended? Or, wait until the last minute and get whatever you can for them? Like another M who’s now with San Diego.

  7. Nellie

    July 30, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Good riddance to the “I demand to play SS” M in San Diego. Cheap Shot Johnny Hustle.

    • Icterus fan

      July 30, 2021 at 6:18 pm

      Agree Nellie. An amazing defensive player, and I loved watching those highlight reel spin throws and nailing runners with the cannon arm over at first base.
      He acted like an entitled jerk for the last 2 years of his contract, so I am glad Manny malcontent went away.

      • Jersery O

        July 31, 2021 at 11:50 am

        He acted entitled for most of his time with the Os.

  8. CalsPals

    July 30, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Ok, Rich talks about the trade, so does ESPN, all they mention is that the Phillies get Galvis, WTH did the O’s get?…go O’s…

    • CalsPals

      July 30, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      Never mind, it was just updated, sounds awesome…go O’s…

  9. Boog Robinson Robinson

    July 30, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    I’m all for big stuff jumping. Hey, a 23 year old big stuff jumping pitcher just might be what the doctor ordered.

    Knowing nothing about “Big Stuff Burch” …I applaud the trade.

    Now for those of you who were expecting maybe a player like Gallo, Rizzo or Scwarber for the like of Galvis … weeeeelllll, I’m afraid that only the big boys eat at that table.

    One more note….looks like the Cubs are becoming the New Orioles. Ttttttttaannnnnnk that to the bank.

  10. jimpalmer65

    July 30, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    For me I am okay with the Orioles not trading Fry, Scott, Mancini, Means, Sulser and Tate. Orioles are not a thrift store. The days of DD is over. You can’t offer up garbage like you did in the past. If your not going to get the return you deserve, then don’t make the trade. O’s had the Leverage. This will bode well for the O’s in the off-season and the next trade deadline, that the Orioles mean business, that they want a fair return. If anybody doesn’t think Fry and Scott wouldn’t warrant a high return go read the article, a day or two ago, on Fry & Scott in MLB Rumors/Yardbarker which lays out why they would. As for Mancini I hope the reason why they didn’t trade him was because they didn’t receive a offer they could take. As for all of them there was no rush to trade them. For Galvis the Orioles got Tyler Burch 23 yr old RHP who checks in at #36 on fangraphs prospect list for Philadelphia. Most likely the best you where going to get for Galvis.

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      July 30, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      I’m with you 100% on not trading all the players that you mentioned JP. I’ll even let the cheap shot at Duquette slide! But you’re right, why trade what few serviceable players for nothing? I’m especially thankful for Santander staying in place.

  11. jimpalmer65

    July 30, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    BRR your right on the cheap shot of Duquette. Should have included the owner PA. Did you see what the Cubs got for their rentals from teams. That is what makes me disgusted with Duquette that for Manny you couldn’t gotten a better deal from the Dodgers or around baseball. If Kremer, Diaz or Bannon don’t pan out, the O’s got nothing for the best third basemen in baseball. Even Britton should have been a better return. Look at all those quality prospects the Cubs got today in their rentals. They got value, We got garbage.

    • CalsPals

      July 30, 2021 at 5:54 pm

      How about the Nats for Scherzer & Turner, article I read said Dodgers top two prospects going into this year …go O’s…

    • OhMy!

      July 30, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      Quick to judgment JP, disgusted eh? Garbage? Like those strong words it seems…
      Getting five players for a rental seems okay to me. DD didn’t leave Pop open to Rule 5 draft…

  12. ClayDal

    July 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Galvis was a free agent after 2 months, so you get what you can for him. Richie Martin should be back soon, so this opens up a roster spot to get him on the field. Galvis will be available again in 2 months, so the Orioles can always bring him back. Don’t think there will be a bidding war for his services

  13. jimpalmer65

    July 30, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Cal you get it. As for OhMy! the Orioles traded Manny for Diaz, Kremer, Bannon, Pop and Valera, five prospects. It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality! Don’t tell me that the Manny trade was like the Bedard trade, O’s got five in that one too, but they got quality. But OhMy! you could be right in the end, For I look forward to the day of a future trade deadline when the Orioles are competitive and they trade for a rental using Diaz and Bannon as the trade chips and I get hear some baseball pundit utter these words “Diaz and Bannon there’s some upside to those two,” especially Diaz, they never quite put it together in Baltimore, maybe they will now, most likely there last chance to do so.”

    • Icterus fan

      July 30, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      In the final analysis, trades are simply a gamble with yet to be determined long term results. The Bedard trade isnt really a fair comparison because that was a fleece job often used as a reference point for “good trade”. How often do you get 5 QUALITY players in a trade?
      Of course we want quality over quantity. Nobody would disagree with that sentiment. Sometimes there’s quality in the quantity.

  14. jimpalmer65

    July 30, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Icterus fan your right about “Sometimes there’s quality in quantity”. And that quality will be the day of a future trade deadline when the Orioles are competitive and they trade for a rental using Diaz and Bannon as the trade chips and I get to hear some baseball pundit utter these words “Diaz and Bannon there’s some upside to those two,” especially Diaz, they never quite put it together in Baltimore, maybe they will now, most likely there last chance to do so.” I guess the McGregor, Dempsey and Martinez trade doesn’t count. While our discussion is about trades, I guess mine is about Organization or Organizational Culture. From 1966 to 83 the Orioles had that. Tampa Bay & Houston got it. If you want to tell me that Duquette and the owner PA inspired that type of culture/baseball IQ I will never change your mind. That is why I am willing to give Elias a chance he spoke of that past Orioles Culture and desire to get back to it and I hope he succeeds and if does Orioles fans it’s going to be FUN.

    • dlgruber1

      July 30, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      When does the fun begin?

  15. sexystevejohnson

    July 31, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    So we didn’t get garbage… in the Machado trade?

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