The Orioles won't be trading Luke Scott (pictured) or Ty Wigginton, as the two did not clear trade waivers as the Baltimore Sun 's Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec report .
Scott, under team control through 2012, is one of the team's best power-hitters and it is unsurprising the team has opted to keep him in the fold. He has 22 home runs in 396 plate appearances, currently enjoying one of the best seasons of his career as a 32-year-old. Even though Baltimore has the AL's worst record and is just one off being the worst team in the majors, there is plenty of talent -- both young and old -- on the team.
Wigginton, on the other hand, is an impending free agent and despite being an All-Star, hasn't contributed much with the bat lately, causing him to be overrated. There's really no cause for the Orioles to hang onto Wigginton and they missed a prime opportunity to get value for the utility infielder.
Andy MacPhail, the president of baseball operations, doesn't envision B-more making any deals before the postseason roster deadline of August 31, which makes no sense. A rebuilding club that needs young blood to compete in an ultra-competitive AL East and zero hope of contention in 2010 should be making moves looking towards the future. While the O's have made great strides in talent procurement under MacPhail, the team's stagnant approach to dealing commodities that are not relevant to their future is baffling.
-- Evan Brunell
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