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Some thoughts on the Orioles' trade possibilities, A.J. Pierzynski and more
Some thoughts on the Orioles' trade possibilities, A.J. Pierzynski and more

I’ve been talking to several baseball people outside of the Orioles organization for the past week or so about the club's trade possibilities as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches. Everyone basically says the same thing: Dan Duquette will do something. Duquette traded for Jim Thome and Joe Saunders during the 2012 season. He dealt for Scott Feldman, Francisco Rodriguez and Bud Norris last year. He’s not going to stand pat. And he could strike early -- he did that with both Thome and Feldman. Initially, I thought if the Orioles added a piece in the next month, it would be another reliever -- to strengthen a strength, especially if their starting rotation...

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