The MLB trade deadline is on July 30 and rumors are running rampant around the league. One franchise to keep an eye on is the Baltimore Orioles, as they've been involved in ongoing rumors for a star pitcher all season. With that in mind, here's how the recent Kyle Bradish injury may impact the front office's plans in late July.

As it turns out, Bradish's injury doesn't appear to impact the Orioles' possible trade plans whatsoever, according to The Athletic MLB staff. Reports indicate that Baltimore is not going to make any quick decisions. So, they're likely to weigh their options up until the day of the trade deadline.

“Despite losing Bradish to Tommy John Surgery, the Orioles' timeline for potentially acting in the starting pitcher market hasn't changed, people familiar with the club's thinking said. The Athletic reported last week that general manager Mike Elias was telling clubs he will weigh the addition of a starting pitcher perhaps up to the deadline, according to sources briefed on his discussions.”

The Orioles weren't too surprised by Kyle Bradish's long-term injury. For that reason, the club is probably able to maintain their cool and not make a panic decision ahead of the trade deadline.

“After losing Bradish, the Orioles still plan to let the next handful of weeks further inform their decision-making, and, for now, they may be able to afford to wait. Though troublesome, it's likely that Bradish's latest injury hardly shocked Baltimore's brass since he was already sidelined with a sprained UCL earlier this year.”

The Orioles have a chance to land a star talent to improve the pitching rotation. However, it's up to the front office to decide if that's the right move. The farm system is stacked with young talent and this club has done a great job of developing young players. Either way, the future of this franchise remains bright.

Orioles 2024 playoff outlook

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Baltimore is one of the best teams in the American League once again as they are currently just 1.5 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East. This Orioles team has talent all over the place but the club has yet to get over the hump and win its first World Series since 1983.

Offense has largely carried the Orioles throughout this season as the pitching rotation has faced some injuries. But it's not like they're lacking in talent on the mound either. With guys like Grayson Rodriguez, Corbin Burns, Cade Povich, and Cole Irvin leading the way, Baltimore has a solid enough rotation to compete with most teams.

Perhaps a big move at the trade deadline could push the Orioles over the top and allow them to make a deep run in the playoffs. But regardless, this is a team that is a true threat to win the World Series this year. Especially considering they have the third-best record in baseball right now.