Sifting through the offers, and how they fell apart

No Deal

The Trade That Wasn't

August 01, 2006|By DAN CONNOLLY | DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER

The Los Angeles Angels may have been the best fit. The Houston Astros had the most intriguing names on the table. The Texas Rangers could have given the Orioles a slugger and prospects. The Los Angeles Dodgers might have had the best group of young players available.

The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners had interest, even the American League East rival Boston Red Sox and the National League East-leading New York Mets wanted in on the action if a three-way blockbuster was being discussed.

Mariners@Orioles Tonight, 7:05, Comcast SportsNet, 1090 AM Starters: Mariners' Jamie Moyer (6-9, 4.21) vs. Orioles' Rodrigo Lopez (7-11, 6.57)

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