Report: Orioles pull offer to Trumbo off table
Negotiations between Trumbo and the Orioles have apparently hit a snag, according to MASN's Roch Kubatko, who reports Baltimore has pulled their offer to the slugger off the table.
Although Kubatko didn't cite the exact terms or financial commitment of the deal that was apparently dropped, he did report the Orioles made Trumbo a four-year offer in the range of $70-75 million at the beginning of December, which they believed was the best one available for the 30-year-old.
Orioles general manager Dan Duquette also told Kubatko before December's winter meetings that the organization had made "multiple offers" to baseball's reigning home run king, but a deal has yet to come to fruition.
Trumbo has been a popular topic of discussion in the offseason, with the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners also showing interest in the two-time All-Star, but he still remains without a deal despite hitting 47 home runs and driving in 108 RBIs.
The Orioles were in a similar situation with first baseman Chris Davis prior to the beginning of the 2016 season, initially pulling back a seven-year offer to the hulking power hitter before eventually re-signing him to a $161-million deal of the same length.
Trumbo, who came over to the Orioles via trade before the 2016 season, posted a career-high .850 OPS and won the first Silver Slugger of his career last season.