As we reported last night, the salary of
is a sticking point in a deal to bring the husky right-hander to Baltimore. The
just aren’t paying $3 million or anything close to it for a two-month rental, No. 4-type starter
So if not Blanton, whom do the Orioles get to put in their starting rotation?
There aren't a lot of choices.
Vargas, 29, is 11-7 with a 3.76 ERA with a terrible
And, more important, two industry sources say the Mariners are asking a lot for Vargas, who has another year of arbitration left. And the Orioles -- you may have read this before -- don't have much to give up. So that doesn't look like a fit.
Other names that have come up include Arizona’s