The Baltimore Orioles really need to get a 1B or 3B in the trade market that can make an impact with the bat. Top targets should include Justin Morneau (Twins), Carlos Lee (Marlins), Chase Headley (Padres) and Aramis Ramirez (Brewers). Of those four players, Carlos Lee would likely come the cheapest in terms of prospects, so that would be the direction I would head in. The Orioles are also likely going to be scouring the market for starting pitchers. I think they should stay out of the bidding for Zack Greinke, James Shields, Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Josh Johnson. There’s two reasons for that line of thinking. One, it would cost the Orioles a lot of quality prospects for any of those five pitchers. Secondly, the Orioles need to trade for more than one starting pitcher. With that in mind, they will likely be looking at guys like Francisco Liriano, Bartolo Colon, Jason Vargas, Kevin Correia, Lucas Harrell, Clayton Richard, Carlos Zambrano, Randy Wolf, Joe Blanton and Paul Maholm. Of that bunch, I think Jason Vargas and Joe Blanton make the most sense. They also need a lefty reliever to help out Troy Patton. They should be after Jose Mijares, Manny Parra and Joe Thatcher. I think Mijares should be the target here. In summation, I think trades adding Carlos Lee, Jason Vargas, Joe Blanton and Jose Mijares would keep the Orioles in the hunt for a playoff spot in 2012. They can’t stay pat.