Yes, the Orioles could have acquired Mike Lowell during the A.J. Burnett talks when both played for the Marlins, but there were serious concerns about the guy. His health, his salary, his declining production, rumors that he could end up on the above-mentioned list. It seemed wise to avoid him. The Marlins were trying to unload him for a reason. Perhaps both sides were wrong, but it was understandable at the time.