1. What it would take to get Rick Porcello: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1794
2. Why the O's removed Steve Pearce from the 40-man: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1797
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/mlb-r ... e-jj-hardy
The Tigers, looking to shop starter Rick Porcello, could target Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy in a trade, MLive.com reported Friday.
If the two sides do come to an agreement, the Tigers would likely send over Porcello (4.59 ERA, 2.4 K/BB in 176 1/3 innings last season) as well as shortstop Jhonny Peralta. The Tigers picked up Peralta's $6 million option for the 2013 season, after which he will become a free agent.
If Baltimore does acquire Peralta, they would likely shift him back to third base, where he played most of 2009 and 2010. Peralta hit .239/.305/.384 (85 OPS+) in 585 plate appearances with Detroit last season.