The rumors continue to swirl about the Orioles holding trade talks with the Texas Rangers about right-hander Kevin Millwood. However Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun says other teams are coming to the Orioles with options including Atlanta Braves' Derek Lowe and the Phillies' Joe Blanton.
Schmuck has also learned that Orioles officials are getting more confident that they can complete a deal for Millwood involving reliever Chris Ray .
In addition, Schmuck seems to think the Orioles aren't in a hurry to trade Felix Pie even though he continues to draw interest from other clubs.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports the Orioles were one of eight teams to contact the Padres about 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff.