Wednesday, July 28, 2004

According to the Baltimoresun "the Orioles are finding only mild interest in their two second basemen, Brian Roberts and Jerry Hairston" on the trade front. Oakland appears to be the only team looking to upgrade at 2b. It's likely they wouldn't want Roberts but the might be interested in Jerry Hairston and his .369 on-base percentage.

Jorge Julio and Buddy Groom are also mentioned as potential trade targets. Moving Julio might not be a bad move for the O's since BJ Ryan can easily step in and close. The only problem then is replacing Ryan in the setup role.