Orioles are the leading team of interest in the early stage of the Jeff Samardzija sweepstakes.

It's a fairly easy fit as the Orioles could use some major league-ready pitching and have a number of prospects -- Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey just to name a few -- whom they could deal. This rumor, however, is still in its infant stages, so don;t expect a deal to be consummated until closer to the deadline.ANALYST: Howard Bender Mobile App