Machado might be a relevant comparisonIf Betts were to be traded at the deadline, he'd be a rental - but one of the best deadline rentals of all time.
What is the customary acquisition for a quality rental over the last few years. We'd obviously top it.
One year ago, the Orioles made their first big rebuilding trade, getting five prospects from the Dodgers.
"........Until some of these players start bearing fruit at the MLB level, it’s going to be hard not to wonder what else could have happened. There’s little doubt in retrospect that Machado ought to have been traded in July 2017 instead, when his value to other teams was greater due to his having more time before becoming a free agent. "