The Orioles and Pirates have similar pasts. Long runs of futility followed by brief periods of success. Outstanding clubs in the 70s. And two of the greatest shortstops to ever play the game.
They also had two of the premiere players in the game both heading into free agency after the 2018 season.
The Orioles took one of the Dodgers top prospects in a July trade and look to be in full on rebuild mode.
The Pirates finished 3 games above .500.
The Orioles secured the worse record in baseball.
I don't have any cards of Manny Machado with Andrew McCutchen, but Cutch's greatest game in his Pirates career was against Manny's Orioles in Cutch's final Pittsburgh homestand back in 2017.
Maybe they will be teammates in Philadelphia?