Trade Winds

With Several Teams Looking To Cut Salary, Baseball Pundits Are Predicting An Active Trade Market This Offseason. Here Are Some Players Who Might Be Available And Could Make Sense For The Orioles:

December 07, 2009|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec , jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com

Bronson Arroyo

SP, Reds

2009 stats: 15-13, 3.84 ERA

Skinny: Contract is prohibitive, but innings-eater would be a good fit on a young staff.

Garrett Atkins

3B, Rockies

2009 stats: .226 avg., 9 HRs, 48 RBIs

Skinny: He'll likely be nontendered, meaning O's could wait and sign him as a free agent.

Miguel Cabrera

1B, Tigers

2009 stats: .324, 34 HRs, 103 RBIs

Skinny: Are the Tigers cash-strapped enough to dangle one of the game's best hitters? Probably not.

Adrian Gonzalez

1B, Padres

2009 stats: .277 avg., 40 HRs, 99 RBIs

Skinny: MacPhail likely won't trade top prospects, and it would take several to get him.

Edwin Jackson

SP, Tigers

2009 stats: 13-9, 3.62 ERA

Skinny: Though he's not an ace, the Orioles saw firsthand in '09 how good his stuff is.

Matt Lindstrom

RP, Marlins

2009 stats: 5.89 ERA, 15 saves

Skinny: Likely lost his closer job, but O's could find room for this hard-throwing reliever.

Kevin Millwood

SP, Rangers

2009 stats: 13-10, 3.67 ERA

Skinny: O's have reportedly asked about Millwood, who has one year and $12 million left on his contract.

Glen Perkins

SP, Twins

2009 stats: 6-7, 5.89 ERA

Skinny: Has fallen out of favor in Minnesota despite being just one year removed from a 12-4 season.

Dan Uggla

2B, Marlins

2009 stats: .243 avg., 31 HRs, 90 RBIs

Skinny: Would have to move to third base, where defensive concerns would follow.

Javier Vazquez

SP, Braves

2009 stats: 15-10, 2.87 ERA

Skinny: The Braves have a starter surplus and are looking to upgrade their offense.

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