Currently in the thick of things in the American League East at 32-25, just 2.5 games behind first place, the Baltimore Orioles are going for broke. Hoping to make their second consecutive postseason bid, the O’s are in the market to improve their starting pitching and suggestions of Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza recently arose, but the Orioles apparently have no interest – this according to CBS’ Jon Heyman.
The Orioles don’t seem interested in Matt Garza, and Cliff Lee is out of their price range — way out — so it’s only natural word is going around that Gallardo could be a fit for the Orioles.
Garza, who previously pitched in the American League East as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays could prove to be a very solid addition but his price may deem too costly for a half season rental.
Heyman makes suggestions that struggling Milwaukee Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo could be a better fit as he’s signed relatively cheap (considering pitcher contracts) for the next two seasons with an option on the third, though, the price tag is currently unknown and I’d expect it to be relatively high, despite Gallardo’s rough first half of 2013.