The MLB Trade Deadline is a busy time for everybody. For playoff contenders, they try to acquire top-end talent to make a final push. For the others, they sell pieces to think about the future.
Unfortunately, the Baltimore Orioles are selling once again, and this time they have traded away fan favorite Trey Mancini. According to Dan Connolly of The Athletic, Mancini is headed to the Houston Astros.
Orioles are trading Trey Mancini to the Astros. Sources.
— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) August 1, 2022
Mancini is heading to the Astros and the American League West in a stunning move. Mancini’s career has been a storybook. He missed the entire 2020 season with colon cancer and worked his way back to the Orioles in 2021.
Mancini is hitting .268 this year with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs, including the most hilarious inside-the-park home run in history.
This did not go over too well, and seeing Mancini in another uniform will take some getting used to.
Let the chaos begin.. https://t.co/kwPJfNjsdW
— ORIOLES 2024 WS CHAMPS (@BmoreBirdsguy) August 1, 2022
Worst case scenario. I was looking forward to rooting for whoever this year to get him a ring. This SUCKS https://t.co/54sgkJYK82
— The Mighty Arsenal (@asturdycannon) August 1, 2022
This extremely likable lovable man should not have to go to that den of scum and villainy https://t.co/pUdclMtG4S
— vinny güddoggo (@VinPickles) August 1, 2022
bro just said he wanted to stay tho 😭 https://t.co/SwDHvFYtIH
— Marissa (@Nats_n_Cats) August 1, 2022
The Orioles have a real chance to make the playoffs and they trade one of the best players in franchise history who should have played his entire career with Baltimore. That's disgraceful
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) August 1, 2022
It will be a tough pill to swallow, but hopefully, the return eases the pain for Baltimore fans. This deal actually expanded to a three-team deal involving the Tampa Bay Rays, and Bob Nightengale provided the entire trade details.
The deal is final:
The #Astros get OF Trey Mancini from the #Orioles and RHP Jayden Murray from the #Rays.
The #Orioles get RHP Seth Johnson from the #Rays and RHP Chayce McDermott from the Astros.
The #Rays get outfielder Jose Siri from the #Astros.@JeffPassan with full deal
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 1, 2022
Fans gave him a standing ovation a few days before, and now they watch him head to the Astros.
Standing Ovation for Trey Mancini
Baltimore Oriole for life. pic.twitter.com/BeaUry4ByI
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) July 28, 2022
Let’s see if Trey Mancini can get to the playoffs and have a chance to compete for a World Series title.