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The Baltimore Orioles, quiet all offseason, might finally be turning active.
The Orioles are pursuing a trade for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel and also are interested in Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, according to major league sources.
No deal appears close, and it seems unlikely that the Orioles would acquire both players. Kubel, 30, is owed $7.5 million next season, plus a $1 million buyout. Porcello, 24, recently avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $5.1 million salary for 2013.
Other possibilities for the Orioles include free-agent left-hander Joe Saunders and Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano, who is available in a trade. Soriano, however, is the least likely option, sources said.
Saunders, 31, is seeking a three-year deal, sources say. Soriano, 36, is owed $36 million over the next two years. The Cubs would need to assume the bulk of that obligation for a deal to happen, and Soriano would need to waive his no-trade clause.
To this point, the Ori...
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This offseason I’ve well documented how the Detroit Tigers are in a mode of win at any cost. No contract seems too lofty. No prospect is likely safe. Well entrenched players may not have the job security they’d hope to. The Detroit Tigers see their time as now.
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There are reports that teams are stepping up in their chase for Arizona Diamondbacks RF Justin Upton. Though I may be proven wrong, I still think Upton will end up remaining with Arizona because of the high price tag General Manager Kevin Towers has on him. Based on what the Seattle Mariners offered, it is difficult to see either Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Texas or Baltimore parting with...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have talked about trading an outfielder for virtually the entire offseason.
Their efforts appear to be finally reaching a conclusion.
The D-Backs have an offer for right fielder Justin Upton, likely from the Atlanta Braves, according to major-league sources. But they renewed contact with the Orioles on Wednesday about a possible deal for left fielder Jason...
The Arizona Diamondbacks just acquired shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed on Friday, in a deal that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta. And, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the D-Backs already are prepared to ship Ahmed to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello.
The #Dbacks will now try to package SS Nick Ahmed and pitching prospect intrade for #Tigers starter Rick Porcello, one...
Rival executives view the Baltimore Orioles as a potential match
for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel, according to Buster Olney of
One team viewed as a possible match for Jason Kubel by rival executives: The Baltimore Orioles.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 22, 2013
Olney reported yesterday that the Diamondbacks are hoping to
The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to weigh offers for
outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and the team wants to deal one of the
two players “sooner rather than later,” according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
The Diamondbacks continue to weigh offers for Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and they want to deal one of them sooner rather than later.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN...
The Diamondbacks probably won`t pursue Rick Porcello, and Michael Bourn might have a pair of suitors.
The Texas Rangers and the Atlanta Braves have yet to close the door on acquiring Michael Bourn or Justin Upton. Neither of the teams are close on anything for now, but both team remain fully engaged.
Dan O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says the Braves could still bring Bourn back, but it’s unlikely.
Neither Justin Upton nor Michael Bourn has been ruled out...