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This should be no surprise. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month or so, you know that O’Day is the most sought-after free agent reliever in baseball right now. And with good reason. In his four years with the Baltimore Orioles, the righthander and his sweepy sidearm delivery posted a 1.92 ERA and 0.939 WHIP. Right-handed hitters were helpless against him, batting below the Mendoza line over that span.
O’Day is, however, 33 years old and will be seeking multiple years. Four, probably. This would be a classic buy-high situation for the St. Louis Cardinals unless a trade involving McGee and Boxberger changes the market in the coming weeks.