The trade deadline can be a dangerous temptress.
At times, it can cause otherwise levelheaded organizations to do something crazy. Like trade away Jeff Bagwell for Larry Anderson. Or give up Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee and Brandon Phillips for Bartolo Colon.
With a week before the July 31 deadline, though, Orioles fans can rest easy. History says any move the Orioles make at the deadline will be a good one. Or a wash at the very least.
The Orioles have never had any Bagwell-for-Anderson trades. They have made their share of regrettable moves (wherefore art thou, Curt Schilling and Steve Finley?), but they've never really given up any significant piece at the deadline,...