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New Outfield Option

The Orioles finalized the contract with Ty Wiggington today.  That leaves them with a crowded outfield and they already have a DH.  That brings me to a guy that I think that we could get cheap and he would add a power bat to our lineup.

Luke Scott is going to be a man without a position this season.  He is already signed for 2009 at $2.4M.  He does have questions about whether he can hit left handed pitching or not but if he struggles we can always let Matt Diaz play against lefties.  Last season was the first that he got over 400 at-bats and he performed well.  He had a .257 average, a .336 OBP, and .472 SLG.  In 475 at-bats he 23 home runs and 65 RBI.  He had 54 extra base hits last year.  He is also a left fielder having played in 106 games there last year.  He's not a great fielder but he is serviceable.  He's not terribly old at just 30 years old.

I think that one of Morton, Reyes, or Parr plus a prospect or two would be plenty to get him.  The biggest reason I have brought this up is because we seem to have no interest in Dunn, and while we have had interest in Abreu for awhile it seems with his price this low if we really wanted him we would have signed him by now.  I don't see the Cardinals as a trade option mostly because I think that they would want to much for Ludwick and they don't seem to want to trade him.

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