O's lowering the bar? 

February, 9, 2014
Feb 9
12:43
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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports says that the Baltimore Orioles are "talking with" a pair of left-handed free agent starters: Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano. That news didn't seem to please Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, who reacted negatively to the courting of Saunders by saying that Orioles need a top of the rotation starter. "He's not it."

More from Kubatko on the Orioles plans at pitcher: "Signing Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana would give the Orioles a veteran starter at the expense of the 17th overall pick in the draft, as well as a sizable amount of cash. They've been checking on both pitchers at various stages of the winter, just in case they couldn't reach agreement with A.J. Burnett or Bronson Arroyo.

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