The Toronto Blue Jays have been speculated as an interested party in acquiring Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street. Now add the Baltimore Orioles to that list, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rosenthal speculates that the Rockies would like Jeremy Guthrie in return, a player the Orioles would not give up just for Street.
The Rockies would like to move Street so they could install Rafael Betancourt as closer, who did finish the last month and a half of the season in that role. Paying Street $7.5 million as a setup man makes little sense. However, Rosenthal believes the Rockies could pursue Brad Lidge, a Colorado native, to be the team's closer if Street is moved.
The closer market is rather full this offseason, so the Rockies might need to wait a bit to find a team that will bite on a deal.
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