Orioles Join Holliday Bidding?

3:11pm: We have a pair of Holliday tweets from earlier this afternoon.  ESPN's Buster Olney says the Orioles had brief talks for Holliday ten days ago, talks that are now dormant.  Meanwhile Yahoo's Tim Brown believes Holliday has a legitimate offer from an East Coast team, not the Orioles.

12:20pm: Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun says that privately, the Orioles "have no expectations whatsoever that Holliday will be with the team next year."    

12:05am: The Orioles have "jumped into" the bidding for outfielder Matt Holliday, write Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Despite the leap, the writers question the team's seriousness and Holliday's inclination to play in Baltimore, labeling the O's a longshot.

The majority of the article explains why signing Holliday could make sense for the Orioles, in the vein that signing Mark Teixeira a year ago made sense for them in some people's minds.  You tell us, Orioles fans – would signing Holliday energize you?  Would you want the O's to subsequently deal from their outfield depth to add pitching?



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