The Orioles haven't had a winning season since 1997, but are looking to sign Mark Teixeira and/or A.J. Burnett, who both have ties to the Baltimore area. Team president Andy MacPhail hasn't been shy about his desire to sign the hot free-agents, but knows his chances of landing them are slim. "Even given our circumstances, I think we would be remiss if we didn?t explore the possibilities," MacPhail said. "I think we owe it to our fans to at least talk to them and try to get a feeling for how important it is for them to pitch or play close to home."