>Orioles’ president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail was quoted as saying that no player is considered untouchable at this point in the season.  While the Orioles do have a good core of young talent, they’re awful.  He also said that it would be difficult to give up their young talent, even if it was for a big bat.  Once the statement was released, there was immediate rejoicing in the Orioles clubhouse.

We at BLB are still trying to determine if there is any truth to the rumor that the Orioles offered their entire roster for Albert Pujols.  The Cardinals, not seeing it as a fair trade on their end, immediately rejected the offer.