It’s been about 15 hours since the Ravens’ loss last night became official, and I’m still wondering how they let that one get away. Unless it was Kyle Boller’s ugly and inexplicable interception, a timeout called before Tom Brady was stuffed for no gain on fourth down, a defense holding call on a fourth-down incompletion – all of it happening in the fourth quarter with the Ravens trying to protect a lead.
At least Bart Scott kept his composure.
Imagine adding Cabrera’s bat to a lineup that already includes Gary Sheffield and Magglio Ordonez.
The Toronto media confirms that the Blue Jays will trade A.J. Burnett if they get an offer they like, figuring that he’ll opt out of his contract after next season. They want to sign Matt Clement, viewing him as a low-risk, high-reward guy after he missed last season following shoulder surgery.
Jason Bay would fit that mold, and the Pirates have made him available. So, too, would Erik Bedard.
Burnett would give the Orioles a replacement No. 1 starter for Bedard – and their only pitcher with nipple rings - but the rest of the package would be critical to any deal getting done. Again, the Orioles need young offensive talent. A left fielder. A center fielder. A first baseman. Somebody. That's how you rebuild.