Orioles Looking For A Shortstop

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Orioles are looking for a shortstop, and are looking into acquiring Rockies infielder Clint Barmes and White Sox shortstop Juan Uribe. They are also looking at Ronny Cedeno of the Cubs, but that is only if the Brian Roberts trade goes through. The Orioles are looking at all three of these guys as starters if they acquire them, so I think they are pretty determined to get something done. The Angels are interested in Barmes as well, but only as a reserve infielder. I think the Orioles will give this a week or so before they make a move, just to see if the Cubs and them can get something done. On that front, it is believed the Cubs and Orioles have agreed that Sean Gallagher and Ronny Cedeno will be in the deal, but they are deciding on the final two to three players. Players they are talking about include Donnie Veal, Tyler Colvin, Sean Marshall, and Jason Marquis, among others.


Anonymous 8:29 AM CDT  

The Orioles have dragged their feet for months and the Cubs should tell them to "poop or get off the pot!" By the time they're done screwing around, traded players will not have any opportunity to acclimate to their new teams before the regular season starts. They neede a shortstop the day they traded Tejada - they're looking NOW?

Anonymous 10:06 PM CDT  

How good is Roberts? Is he worth all that Cubs seem to be willing to trade?