Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Gibbons to Philly?

Some speculation in this article at Scout.com that if GM Pat Gillick can't get Trot Nixon, he may make a play for Jay Gibbons.

"Having brought in Huff, the O's may decide that fellow left-handed hitting power outfielder Jay Gibbons is available and the Phils have shown interest in the 30 year old Gibbons before. "

The downside for this trade for the Phils is that the speculation is that the Gillick would have to give up a front line pitching prospect to get the O's to part with Gibbons, which probably means this rumor will not happen.

As far as similarity, they are left handed power hitters but Huff has shown to be superior to Gibbons at this point in their careers and is more versatile in the field. If the Orioles decide they are too similiar, Gibbons could be on the short end of the stick.

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