Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTradeRumors.com reported on Thursday that the Orioles are among three teams interested in signing free agent Vladimir Guerrero.
The Orioles, Angels and Rays have shown different levels of interest in Vladimir Guerrero, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles heard this week that the Halos weren’t talking to the DH, but a return to Anaheim remains possible for the longtime Angel.
A return to Texas is no longer a possibility, as Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the team is not pursuing Guerrero. Vlad, who turns 36 next month, hit .300/.345/.496 with 29 homers last year. He made his ninth All-Star team and earned his eighth Silver Slugger, finishing 11th in MVP balloting.
Andy MacPhail was a guest on Inside Pitch on MLBNetwork radio on Thursday. He was asked about the Vlad rumors, but did not give a direct answer. He did say that the Orioles have spent a great deal of money this offseason, but did not deny interest in the veteran free agent.
Guerrero would bring even more legitimacy to an already overhauled Orioles lineup in 2011. His bat would definitely help the Orioles and take some strain off of their young pitching staff.
Are you in favor of bringing Vlad to Baltimore?