Monday, February 4, 2008
Now that Erik Bedard appears to be heading to Seattle, the Orioles are already finding replacements, suggesting that a trade with the Cubs might not be on the horizon. According to the Baltimore Sun, Orioles representatives have talked with both Kyle Lohse and Steve Trachsel; both are probably about one year deals, so it is possible we could see one get done. However, Lohse has said he will not pitch in the AL after his experience with the Twins, so I think they would have a better chance with Trachsel, who pitched very well for them before he was traded to the Cubs in August. I think they would be better off saving their money and acquiring a veteran pitcher like Jason Marquis, but owner Peter Angelos might look to someone with a slightly better track record.