Right now, the Baltimore Orioles have the worst run differential in the American League East, at -28. About what you'd expect from the Orioles. But the Orioles also have the second-best record in the AL East, and are sitting in a wild-card slot. The Baltimore Orioles are contending, at least for the time being, and according to Dan Connolly, they intend to keep it that way and are targeting a premium pitcher on the trade market. Quote:
The source, an executive with another big-league club, said the Orioles appear to be the most aggressive suitor currently for Greinke, the 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner who is a free-agent at the end of the season.
So the Orioles are highly interested in Greinke, as they should be. A few things, though. One, several teams are going to be interested in Greinke, because he's outstanding and because he'll probably become available soon. Two, if the Orioles aren't willing to part with Dylan Bundy or Manny Machado, they could have a difficult time putting together a sufficiently appealing package. There's going to be an active market for Greinke if the Brewers decide to sell, and competition drives up price.
But I can't predict anything. All we can say for mostly-sure is that the Orioles are aggressively interested in Zack Greinke. They might not get him, if anybody gets him, but it's been a while since we could talk about the Orioles in this way. It's kind of refreshing.