From the Baltimore Sun....

"If the Orioles are unable to get a bat through free agency, they could also explore one in a trade. The Seattle Mariners' Richie Sexson and the Cincinnati Reds' Adam Dunn are among the players who might be available at the right price. The problem for the Orioles is that both teams would probably want Erik Bedard in return, and he is considered the most untouchable player in the organization.

The Orioles met with nearly a dozen teams at the meetings and though there were some inquiries about the availability of star shortstop Miguel Tejada , nearly every team asked about Bedard and the organization's top young pitchers.

"The interest was very strong," Duquette said. "These guys are guys we don't want to trade unless it is a unique situation.""