Saturday, December 23, 2006
The Orioles have picked up talks with Craig Wilson, Carlos Pena, and Aubrey Huff. Oriole scouts like Wilson because of his ability to hit lefties and because of his familiarity with the AL East. Last year with the Yankees and Pirates he hit .251 with 17 HR and 49 RBI. Carlos Pena played with the Red Sox for a part of the year batting .273 with 1 HR and 3 RBI. The Orioles would most likely use him as a bench player, considering he can play 1B and OF. A report from Maryland suggested that the Orioles have made an offer to Aubrey Huff; however, ESPN 1000 squashed that rumor and said that the Orioles were planning to make a offer. The offer is believed to be a three year deal, worth 26 million dollars. Another ESPN 1000 report this morning suggested that the Orioles, Rockies, and Tigers were working towards a three team deal involving players Marcus Thames, Brad Hawpe, and Rodrigo Lopez. Obviously other players would be involved but these are the players they are working a deal around.