The firesale of the Baltimore Orioles has just begun

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 18 January 2008 at 9:50 am

It’s amazing to me that the Orioles are willing to trade Erik Bedard and Brian Roberts, but they have been shopping them. Those two guys are the kind of players you build a team around. I know, Roberts name was on the Mitchell Report but he is a good leadoff hitter and he hustles on the field all of the time. Bedard has turned into the ace that every pitching staff needs. Losing these two guys will set the Orioles back five years in their rebuilding plan. But the Orioles have even more players on the trading block as catcher Ramon Hernandez, first baseman/DH Kevin Millar, third baseman Melvin Mora and outfielders Jay Payton and Jay Gibbons will have new addresses if the Orioles Front Office can find takers. The Orioles would also have liked to trade Aubrey Huff but he’s recovering from surgery and would be hard to move until he proves his health in Spring Training. The Orioles have the look of a last place team in the American League East with a dim immediate future.

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