Take it for what it's worth:Monday, November 3
Orioles could be busyThe Baltimore Orioles begin what should be an active offseason today at the GM meetings. According to the Baltimore Sun, the team is looking to deal both catcher Ramon Hernandez and pitcher Daniel Cabrera, all while trying to add a shortstop and some pitching.
With that need for pitching, the Orioles will likely get involved in the bidding for free-agent arms A.J. Burnett, Paul Byrd and Jon Garland.
They could also get involved in the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes.
"We'll have a couple of those meetings [with agents]," team president Andy MacPhail told the newspaper, declining to discuss specific free agents. "We'll let them know that we'll be interested once the period expires when you can talk terms.
"I think I've been pretty clear that we don't look at free agency as a panacea. We're not going to be able to buy our way out. We need to increase our foundation of talent."
Among the possible shortstops the Orioles may target are San Diego's Khalil Greene, Milwaukee's J.J. Hardy and Pittsburgh's Jack Wilson.