Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail is about to board a flight back to Baltimore, content that he addressed one of his top priorities with the acquisition of veteran pitcher Kevin Millwood. Apparently, however, he wasn't as interested in free agent third baseman Pedro Feliz as everybody thought.
Got no problem with that. MacPhail has made it clear that he's going to add at least one corner infielder, and Feliz wasn't going to sell any season tickets. I really don't have a feel for which way Andy is going to turn, but I think they should stay in play for San Diego Padres third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, who is a low-cost arbitration candidate that is only available because he's blocking a top prospect.
The O's have shown some interest in Dan Uggla -- who would have to move from second to third -- and have some free agent options, but nobody is a perfect fit. The market has narrowed and it wasn't that star-studded to begin with, so we're all guessing right now. If I had to guess, I'd go with Kousmanoff, but I have no new information to back that up.