For Tejada, the Orioles' asking price might be prohibitive. They rightly view Tejada as one of the game's biggest stars, a player who might command a $90 million deal if he were a free agent this off-season. They aren't interested in a four-for-one deal that combines overpaid veterans and unproven youngsters. They want players comparable to Tejada -- Manny Ramirez, Mark Prior, etc. And Ramirez alone won't be enough.
I was underwhelmed by the package that the Cubs gave the Marlins, so I'm disappointed to see Rosenthal say that's what we're looking for. -- Mitre is a sinkerballing 5th-starter-at-best. Nolasco is probably the best prospect of the bunch, and he repeated AA. Pinto, like Nolasco repeated AA after getting shelled at AAA. -- One of them will probably turn into a good pitcher, but odds are that the other two will never amount to anything.
I want a sure thing for Garland. A Kasmir-for-Zambrano type deal. Heck, the Mets were only guaranteed 2+ months of Zambrano. We're offering a full year of Garland, with a 72-hour window to negotiate a new contract. We should get 3 Kasmirs!