The Baltimore Orioles seem to be quietly lurking in the shadows of the 2012 Winter Meetings. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the O’s are seeking a power bat and it’s not a question of “if” a trade will happen but “when” a trade will happen.
Billy Butler seems to be a guy that most Orioles fans would like to see in Baltimore. I received a number of tweets about him on Tuesday.
If the Royals are asking too much for Butler, Michael Morse could be a good option. He could play both first base and left field and is good for 25-30 home runs if he stays healthy for the whole season. Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the O’s are interested in acquiring him.
The Nats are certainly interested in re-signing Adam LaRoche and if they do, Morse will likely be moved.
As Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports, Washington is looking for bullpen help this winter. The O’s could part with a guy like Tommy Hunter or Pedro Strop as part of a deal for Morse.
I’m a Morse fan and think he has monster opposite field power. If the price is right, I’m all for bringing him to Baltimore.