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Blake Beavan

Some Smoak in the Orioles' hot stove fire

Some Smoak in the Orioles' hot stove fire

Perhaps I am exaggerating a tad, but it seems like every time another club makes a personnel move, I get an email or a tweet from an Orioles fan wondering if it could affect the Orioles.

If a player is rumored to be on the trade block or gets non-tendered or is designated for assignment, fans want to know if the Orioles have interest.

Truth is, the Orioles front office hears the same rumors and views the same transaction info as you do. And they vet pretty much every option. And they have interest, to varying extents, on most players.

But having some interest and doing something about it – signing a player or finding the right trade fit – are far different...