Jeff Zrebiec is on the case and his story in today's print edition about the potential acquisition of an offensive shortstop certainly piqued my interest. I'm sure you feel the same way.
This is being discussed over at Orioles Insider, but I thought I'd weigh in, too. The Orioles apparently balked at giving up reliever David Hernandez for Jason Bartlett, who is a solid all-around player who definitely would enhance the Orioles' offensive chemistry. Hernandez has a great arm and is a potential closer, so I understand the hesitancy to send him to an AL East contender.
Still, I'd have to consider it pretty seriously. I like Hernandez, too, but you have to give up something to get something, and there's no guarantee that he'll be more than a decent setup man.
Today's plug: I'm putting on my political hat today at noon for The Week in Review on WBAL (1090 AM) and WBAL.com. Our guest on today's roundtable will be Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy, who made national headlines when he received the endorsement of Sarah Palin before his primary loss to Robert Ehrlich. I wonder if he knows what he's getting into today. Tune in and find out.