The Baseball Desert

Monday, December 15, 2003

Starting the ball rolling

The Orioles finally made a move yesterday with the signing of A's shortstop Miguel Tejada to the biggest deal in Baltimore history: six years, $72 million. The Sporting News' Ken Rosenthal says that this might be just the first of a series of blockbuster deals that the Orioles are interested in making. If either of the other deals he mentions goes through, the O's could be a team to watch this year.

The AL East promises to be an interesting division next season - even the Devil Rays are making moves to strengthen their squad. They're not exactly going to be challenging for the top spot, but it's a step in the right direction.