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Connolly's Bar: Which one player do you want the Orioles to acquire?

By Dan Connolly

The Baltimore Sun

6:00 AM EDT, July 25, 2012

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We have less than a week now until the non-waiver trade deadline.

As Buck Showalter says about trade talk, "[it's] good for the fans and that's the bottom line. They like it. It keeps them engaged."

OK, so let's get engaged -- and no you don't have to have a few shots at the bar and drop to a knee for that.

I'm allowing you to pick one guy who is rumored to be on the trade block and add him to the Orioles' 25-man roster.

You don't even have to tell me who you are giving up to get him (though that makes it more interesting. Especially if it is so outlandish we can all laugh at the idea at your expense).

Choose a hitter -- such as Justin Upton, Chase Headley, Placido Polanco -- or a pitcher -- such as Zack Greinke or Jason Vargas. Those are just examples. Throw in your own trade target if you like.

Remember, my sense is that the Orioles make two deals, both of the smaller variety. But I'm not asking you to predict whom the Orioles get. I want to hear who you want.

But you get just one name. No more. Those are my rules. And give me an explanation if you like.

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