It should surprise no one that the two Orioles that are receiving the most trade interest are arguably their best starting pitcher and their best relief pitcher.  This is a league that lives and dies with guys on the mound.

While our very own trade deadline expert, Mark Brown, will be taking us through the rumors in depth all this week, I figured I would share the latest brief reports on the interest in Jeremy Guthrie and Koji Uehara.

MLBTR also reports that the Orioles are willing to accept offers for Jim Johnson, but that he is unlikely to be moved since he could be a part of next year’s rotation.  He also expects that Derrek Lee and Vladimir Guerrero would clear waivers, meaning that Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail could wait until August to deal that duo.