The Baltimore Orioles seem to be quietly lurking in the shadows of the 2012 Winter Meetings. Roch Kubatko of 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 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 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.