Brittany Ghiroli is a Orioles insider for MLB.com.
Brittany joined Ed and Steve this morning to talk about the Orioles trade rumors.
Steve asks: Did Orioles offer JJ to Cardinals
Brittany: I heard that was true. I heard the Cardinals inquired about him and the Cardinals countered with Shelby. The Orioles aren’t going around actively shopping him but if a club comes to them and are willing to over pay for him then they might do that.
Ed: Are the Orioles willing to split with Matt Wieters?
Brittany: There are a lot of tweets saying they are but that doesn’t mean they are willing to trade him. They are in the very early stages of listening but they are not trying to trade him but are willing to listen to offers.
Steve: Is it realistic to make trade and who might they trade?
Brittany: It is realistic, Dan is very aggressive, he is exploring every option. A guy like Mike Wright is interesting. Bundy coming off Tommy John they aren’t going to trade him. If you want someone you will have to trade one of the young guys. This is the year you aren’t going to hold onto Wieters long term I know you want to build the farm system but you have to go out there and get a starting pitcher. Don’t care what it takes, the starting pitching needs fixed.
Ed: Is Chris Davis safe?
Brittany: Yes, it is hard for them to find a guy who can power hit and play first in Camden Yards. They really don’t have a lot to part with and that’s why Hardy has come up. He is cheap so I would sign him for another year or two with Manny coming off knee surgery.
Steve: Any idea who Duquette offering?
Brittany: No names but I would imagine a lot of closer at this time. The bull pen is something they want to change over and I think there are going to be some changes there. I think they have made a lot of offers and Dan Duquette is aggressive he isn’t going to sit around and wait.
Steve: What are Chris Davis MVP chances
Brittany: I think that it is a two man race but I think Miguel Cabrera will win but you can make the argument that Davis was more important to his team.