Thursday, May 21, 2009

Huff, Baez on Team's Radars

Today we take a look at the Baltimore Orioles in our continuing series, "The Trade Winds are Starting to Blow". The O's are another team with "SELLER" stamped all over them. The O's got off to a pretty good start this season, but everyone knew ahead of time they would have no chance in a division as competitive as the AL East.
Aubrey Huff - The Orioles first baseman is off to a good start (7 HR 34 RBI .266/.339/.474) in the final year of his current contract. This is on the heels of his 32 HR, 108 RBI, .912 OPS season in 2008.

With Carlos Delgado felled by hip surgery, the Mets would currently be the prime candidate to go after Huff.

Danys Baez - Forget his bad outing against the Yankees last night, Baez may be pitching better than he ever has. Everyone always need relief help.

Melvin Mora - The Orioles hold an option for 2010 with a $1 million buyout. It's possible the O's will want to move in a new direction with Mora having recently turned 37. He matched his career high in RBI last season and had his second best home run total. Mora's driven in 15 runs in 25 games this season, but has posted a meek .689 OPS.

The Angels are said to be looking for a third baseman and the Mariners could be too if they decide to move Adrian Beltre.

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