Last month, I wrote a piece on the ideal moves I'd make if I were the Orioles, but it is now obvious that names like Buehrle, Sizemore, and Broxton are off the table, as well as many of the other big-name marquee players.
The Orioles are at a crossroads. Newly-hired Dan Duquette is running the show now and has promised a commitment to building a farm system, but he has said he would like to keep the team's core together (Jones, Hardy, Wieters), which doesn't leave many desirable trade chips up for grabs in the eyes of the other 29 General Managers.
The Orioles offseason has been nothing but a series of low-key, depth moves. The league's worst pitching staff has added career underachiever LHP Dana Eveland and soft-tossing Japanese LHP Tsuyoshi Wada. The Orioles need pitching and that is no big secret.
It would seem that Wada either slots into the rotation or finds himself to be the next Koji Uehara for the Orioles, but from the left side. The Orioles also need to add some bench pieces, at least one more starter and preferably someone that won't need to "fight it out in the spring" for a starting job.