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.
I'm all for Kriv-dawg getting a player that a team really, really doesn't want to give up, but that probably wouldn't happen. I wouldn't even mind him compromising: a few players a team just sort of didn't want to give up. Just so long as he doesn't deal for middle relievers and Royce Clayton again.