Roughly five hours before the non-waiver trade deadline and the Orioles haven't made any moves.
Yet. That we know of.
Yes, I fully expect them to do something. Maybe a couple somethings. I'm saying an outfielder and a pitcher.
My money is definitely on landing an outfielder. As I reported Thursday, Milwaukee's Gerardo Parra and Philadelphia's Ben Revere are at the top of their list. There's been speculation they could do both, but the Orioles aren't deep when it comes to their minor league system.
They may have enough to do one, but unless other teams really are gung-ho on a certain player – or the Orioles lessen their stance to keep Mike Wright and Mychal Givens – they likely don't have the depth for more than one trade of that type of magnitude (and I'm not talking major magnitude, either).
This morning, Fox Sports is reporting that the Orioles have had talks with the Chicago Cubs about dealing away reliever Tommy Hunter for a minor leaguer.
The Orioles have been looking for more flexibility in their bullpen for weeks, since they have no one who can be optioned to the minors without passing through waivers. And Hunter is a pending free agent. But they'd much rather trade Bud Norris; I've been told though they've had no luck on that front, even if they assume most of what's left of his salary.
So it goes. We'll be here all day.