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Peter Schmuck: Orioles address key need with Parra trade

Peter Schmuck: Orioles address key need with Parra trade

The deadline acquisition of outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers probably isn’t going to impress anyone still in awe of the two huge deals pulled off by the Toronto Blue Jays this week, but it is a solid deal that addresses a key need for the Orioles. They’ve been parading outfielders through left field all season and no one has really grabbed the opportunity to play regularly. Travis Snider has gotten most of the playing time by default because he was acquired for that purpose during the club’s unheralded offseason, but he really hasn’t given the club enough production to justify full-time playing time at a power position. Parra is having his...

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