Lots of talk about O's looking at Porcello and Kubel. Personally, I'd rather have Kubel than Porcello as the O's need some consistent pop in the middle of their order. I don't think Davis can be counted on to carry the load by himself, and Jones needs some protection.
I think Porcello would do well with the O's IF defense, but I hope they don't give up much for him as I don't see him as a huge upgrade over options they already have. Rumours of a Johnson for Porcello trade, which I don't like, simply because the O's don't really have a dependable option to replace Johnson. Strop faded badly in the second half last season and Ayala (the other rumoured replacement) isn't really overpowering. O'Day could be an option.
As far as the O's defense - depending on how Davis does at 1B, if Casilla is at 2B, the O's may have the best overall team defense in the league. Three of their OFers have won GGs, Hardy and Wieters are current GG winners, Machado is a GG winner in waiting, and Casilla is a plus defender at 2B. I'd feel good if I was a pitcher with those guys behind me, which definitely explains the O's interest in Porcello. Now their starters just have to figure out a way to a) hit the strike zone consistently and b) keep the ball in the ballpark.