Like a lot of other teams, the Baltimore Orioles will go to major league baseball's 1987 winter meetings in Dallas this week with a long shopping list: at least one starting pitcher, a reliever or two, an outfielder with speed and a backup catcher.

"I don't think I've ever left {the meetings} without making at least one trade," the Orioles' new general manager Roland Hemond said. "I'm not going with a specific plan, but I've sent out a lot of flares, so you never know."

With first baseman Eddie Murray apparently trade bait no longer, the Orioles appear to have little to offer. Outfielder Mike Young is available and could be sent to Oakland for pitching help (Gene Nelson, Jose Rijo), but beyond that the Orioles are strapped.

Outfielder Larry Sheets could go, but the price would be high; outfielder Fred Lynn has a no-trade clause; and youngsters such as second basemen Bill Ripken and Pete Stanicek haven't played enough to establish much of a market value.

"It's not as bad as people may think," Hemond said. "I think we're better than our record indicates, and sometimes when people expect the least is when you give them the most."

Here's a winter look at baseball's other 25 teams and their plans: AL East

1. Detroit (98-64): Re-signing free-agents Jack Morris and Frank Tanana should keep the Tigers in contention. They filled a major need by acquiring switch-hitting outfielder Gary Pettis from California for pitcher Dan Petry. Their problem is they don't have a lot of depth and have very little else to trade.

2. Toronto (96-66): Like the New York Mets, the Blue Jays are loaded and are consensus favorites to win their division whether they deal or not. Press them, and they'd like a third baseman, backup catcher and right-handed starting pitcher. For the right deal, outfielder Jesse Barfield might be available.

3. Milwaukee (91-71): Another team that's loaded with young talent, the Brewers are unlikely to do much. If they could, it would be for a starting pitcher and a left-handed-hitting outfielder to mix in the batting order with all the right-handed bats: Rob Deer, Glenn Braggs and Robin Yount.

4. New York (89-73): Just as it got Richard Dotson from the White Sox, it found out that Ron Guidry needed shoulder surgery, so the priority is still pitching and re-signing Dave Righetti. If the free-agent market is alive again, the Yankees might bid for Mike Witt.

5. Boston (78-84): Desperate for a left-handed reliever, the Red Sox will seek Jesse Orosco of the Mets and may dangle catcher Rich Gedman as bait. However, they believe last season's influx of young talent and the expected recovery of Oil Can Boyd should shoot them back into contention.

7. Cleveland (61-101): It had the game's worst pitching staff in 25 years and just lost one of its best players (leadoff man Brett Butler) to the San Francisco Giants through free agency. It's going to be a long, hard winter for the Indians. AL West

1. Minnesota (85-77): The Twins won a World Series, but like a lot of others are desperate for pitching. They were 40-49 in games not started by Bert Blyleven or Frank Viola and their 4.63 staff ERA was the highest ever for a Series champion.

2. Kansas City (83-79): The acquisition of shortstop Kurt Stillwell fills one need, and the Royals hope young catcher Mike Macfarlane can win a starting job. Even if Bo Jackson doesn't return, the Royals probably will be favored in '88.

3. Oakland (81-81): The A's plan was to deal shortstop Alfredo Griffin for a starting pitcher, but now Griffin probably needs thumb surgery and is off the market -- for now. Still, they'd like an outfielder and have talked to Cincinnati about Dave Parker, Chicago about Keith Moreland and Baltimore about Young. Pitchers Nelson, Rijo, and possibly Jay Howell, are available.

4. Seattle (78-84): The Mariners are offering unhappy outfielder Bradley around and would like a starting pitcher and an outfielder in return.

5. Chicago (77-85): The White Sox were 43-34 after the break, which probably has speeded up confidence in the rebuilding process. First priority is a right-handed-hitting third baseman (Cleveland's Brook Jacoby), and Harold Baines, Floyd Bannister and Greg Walker may be available to trade. With every trade having brought in at least one young player, the goal still appears to win a pennant in 1990.

6. California (75-87): The signing of Chili Davis solidifies the offense, and the re-signing of Witt would be an important piece for a pitching staff that was bolstered by yesterday's acquisition of Petry from Detroit.

7. Texas (75-87): The Rangers are offering center fielder Bob Brower for a starting pitcher, but like the White Sox may have to be content to wait for their young pitchers to mature. NL East

1. St. Louis (95-67): No moves expected. They were the best team in baseball until Jack Clark got hurt and, if Clark and catcher Tony Pena stay healthy an entire season, could be again.

2. New York (92-70): The envy of every team in the game. The Mets are so loaded that they're not going to the winter meetings to pick up players, but to dump some expendable ones. They will have teams lined up to acquire left-handed reliever Jesse Orosco, despite his $1 million salary. There also will be many calls for outfielder Mookie Wilson and shortstop Rafael Santana (who has lost his job to Kelvin Elster). The Mets also may trade 27-year-old first baseman Randy Milligan, who came within an eyelash of winning the International League's triple crown.

3. Montreal (91-71): Hubie Brooks will be shifted to the outfield if a shortstop can be acquired. The bullpen is loaded, and for the right man the Expos would deal a pitcher.

4. Philadelphia (80-82): Glenn Wilson is on the block, and the Phillies have had several discussions with Seattle about Bradley. If they get him, he'd bat leadoff, Juan Samuel would bat third and Von Hayes would be shifted to fifth (behind Mike Schmidt). The Phillies probably take a minimum-salary flier on free agent Joaquin Andujar.

5. Pittsburgh (80-82): One of the few teams that has pitching to trade, the Pirates want a power-hitting outfielder.

6. Chicago (76-85): The Cubs want a starting pitcher and have several players to offer, including Jody Davis, Leon Durham and Moreland. NL West

1. San Francisco (90-72): The Giants were 51-33 after the Fourth of July trade with the San Diego Padres. The signing of center fielder Butler fulfills their pressing need.

2. Cincinnati (84-78): Danny Jackson will be the Reds' major acquisition, but they appear willing to trade Dave Parker for a pitcher.

3. Houston (76-86): Owner John McMullen still hasn't hired a general manager and, when he does, the first priority will be to acquire a shortstop. Santana and Atlanta's Rafael Ramirez are possibilities.

4. Los Angeles (73-89): An organization that has been overhauled and appears in a state of confusion, the Dodgers are publicly saying they want a shortstop. But the price for the good ones -- Griffin or Cleveland's Julio Franco -- would be pitcher Bob Welch, whom the Dodgers say they won't deal. That probably puts Baltimore's Murray out of reach, too. Look for a much more minor deal, possibly involving Santana. They're offering first baseman Mike Marshall around, but have found no takers.

5. Atlanta (69-92): The Braves want to trade for prospects and would part with any of a dozen players to get them. A move for the sake of public relations is possible.

6. San Diego (65-97): The Padres are loaded with .300 hitters but need a power hitter. They're willing to trade pitchers Eric Show, Ed Whitson or Andy Hawkins for the right man. They'd also like a middle infielder. Commissioner Leads Off

Commissioner Peter Ueberroth's annual "State of the Game" address and the major league draft will kick off the 86th annual winter meetings Monday morning.

American and National league owners will meet seperately on Tuesday and together on Wednesday to discuss a variety of subjects. However, they are not expected to address the issue of expansion at these meetings. Washington City Councilman Frank Smith, chairman of the D.C. Baseball Commission, will attend the meetings to make an informal pitch for expansion.

The meetings will run through Wednesday.