Orioles not opposed to dealing with Nationals

Orioles not opposed to dealing with Nationals
December 4, 2012, 7:30 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There’s been lots of talk about the Orioles trading for the Washington Nationals’ Michael Morse.

The Orioles and Nationals aren’t natural trading partners and they’ve never made a deal in the eight years they’ve shared the market. Baltimore doesn’t generally trade with teams in its own division. Many teams have the same policy. Teams in two-team markets such as the Yankees, Mets, White Sox and Cubs almost never deal with each other.

Dan Duquette said on Tuesday the Orioles would feel free to trade with the Nationals just as they would with any other team in the other league

“I’d say that was another National League team. I could also see the advantage of trading for another player that was already established in your market that a lot of your fans are familiar with,” Duquette said.

“I would see that more as an opportunity.”