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Orioles get jump on Red Sox in trade game

The Orioles struck first with a trade, and on the surface Tuesday’s deal was a good one as they acquired veteran righty Scott Feldman from the Cubs along with catcher Steve Clevenger for righthander Jake Arrieta and reliever Pedro Strop.

We’ve written how starting pitching, health, and in-season moves are likely the determining factors in whether a team can win a division or make the playoffs. Although the Red Sox made their due diligence call to the Cubs on Feldman, they aren’t quite ready to pull the trigger.

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