I'll be surprised to see Miguel Tejada back in Baltimore next season. Any pitching prospect that the O's can get in exchange for Tejada probably helps them more in the long run than keeping him. What may be upsetting to Orioles fans is if the team has to trade one of the more popular and productive players, say a Brian Roberts or a Nick Markakis for pitching. In a value-for-value world, sometimes those are the tough decisions teams are faced with. I think of the two, the Orioles would want to hang onto Markakis more -- but that's just a guess simply based on age. Markakis turns 24 soon and Roberts hits 30 in a week.