Re: Fay Update (Time for a new Bedard thread)
The O's are going to have to find a SS now that Tejada is gone. They don't have one in the pipeline and the Reds are a poor match to fill that hole. Seattle has a SS prospect, but the O's are going to have to do something here.
Let's go with:
Bailey/Cueto, Hamilton, Keppinger, Wood
Bedard and Cabrera
Bailey/Cueto and Hamilton should really be enough for Bedard, but tossing in a shortstop (has to be Keppinger due to age and salary) to cover the next year or two should help fill all of the holes the Orioles have. Wood balances out the trade when bringing back Cabrera.
Hamilton fills their CF need as they would love to get rid of/deal Payton.
Cabrera fills the #5 slot and relieves some of the pressure on Bailey/Cueto (whoever is not traded) to naturally develop into the rotation.