Are Orioles on the clock?
I used to always get suspicious that the O's were close to making some kind of move in the days leading up to FanFest -- back when it was in January every year -- so maybe I'm just living in the past, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Orioles signed their free agent third baseman in the next couple of days.
That said, most people I talk to don't believe Andy MacPhail would be particularly inclined to time a significant move for public relations purposes. And, after the recent ticket-price announcement, it would be hard to make a case that anybody on the business side is making fan satisfaction a huge priority.
Still, if you run into Miguel Tejada or Joe Crede at the Convention Center on Saturday (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), you sort of heard it here first.