Solidify the bullpen: The Orioles remain in negotiations with reliever Kevin Gregg, who apparently is mulling through offers. The Orioles have traded several proposals with his agent, but I can't say for sure if their offer remains in the two-year, eight to $10 million range. That's where it stood a couple of weeks ago at the winter meetings. Back then, I thought it was a formality that they'd land the former Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs and Florida Marlins' closer. But the longer this goes on – and Gregg's agent, Danny Horwits, did say not too long ago that the reliever was hoping to have a new club by the holidays - the more doubt creeps in that the Orioles will sign the right-hander. If they can't get Gregg, I expect the Orioles will turn to the remaining free agent closers/set-up men, a list that includes Jon Rauch, Brian Fuentes and Grant Balfour. I also expect that they'll sign one more left-handed reliever from a group that includes Mark Hendrickson, Will Ohman, Hideki Okajima, Ron Mahay and Joe Beimel. As it stands without any new additions and barring any injuries, the Orioles' seven-man bullpen on Opening Day would likely include Koji Uehara, Michael Gonzalez, Jim Johnson, Jeremy Accardo, Jason Berken, Alfredo Simon and Rick VandenHurk.