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Orioles Will Listen On Bedard

New Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail confirms what we've been reading for the past few months: the club will at least listen to offers for ace Erik Bedard.  He adds that the O's have had preliminary, general extension talks with Bedard.    I imagine that if Bedard is looking for the $18-20MM per year he could get on the open market, the O's will choose to trade him.  Two years of Bedard is at least as good as one of Johan Santana, and Bedard doesn't have any no-trade stipulations.  He made just $3.4MM this year.

What are your thoughts on a reasonable package the O's might get for Bedard?  The typical Matt Kemp/Clayton Kershaw speculation seems to fit here.   

MacPhail also admits that he'd prefer to have flexibility rather than all the long-term contracts the team has committed to.  He expects an active trade market, and you can bet the Orioles will be in the middle.  Miguel Tejada is likely to be dealt, especially if his name is absent from the Mitchell Report.

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Tim- can you specualate about what the O's will want for Tejada?

Will they just end up doing a salary dump?

Bedard and Tejada would both fit Dodgers, I can see a blockbuster with them if they don't choose to go after ARod.

The orioles would probably want Kemp/Kershawn/Laroche/Meloan, and i seriously think that the dodgers would want a better bat than tejada if they are going to give up that much talent.

Sorry if this is off topic but its nice to see a Canadian kid doing well in the Majors like Bedard

i can see the cubs getting in on bedard considering the relationship andy macphail and jim hendry have

What do the Cubs have as far as elite prospects that could be dealt for either guy. Pie? Anyone else in the Kemp/Kershaw range?

i dont know how they compare to kemp/kershaw but i could see some combination of felix pie, tyler colvin, donnie veal, rich hill put together

remember when angelos turned down ervin santana and erick aybar for tejada...imagine what he'll turn down for bedard.

He'd fit nicely in a braves uniform. Lillibidge, Brandon Jones, Chuck James, and Joey Devine Devine would probably get it done

I think the Jays could (and should - especially if they can get Bedard under contract) offer something like:
Marcum + Lind + Accardo (and maybe a prospect but not Snider)

"He'd fit nicely in a braves uniform. Lillibidge, Brandon Jones, Chuck James, and Joey Devine Devine would probably get it done"

Yeah.... and then you woke up.

"I think the Jays could (and should - especially if they can get Bedard under contract) offer something like:
Marcum + Lind + Accardo (and maybe a prospect but not Snider"

No way. Those guys are not stupid enough to trade within the division... I dont think.

..i think victorino, cardenes and outman could get it done..GO PHILLY!..

Any deal that starts with Victorino isn't netting Miguel Tejada, forget about Bedard.

If Bedard avoided injury this past year, he would have had a legit shot at the Cy Young. Yes, while playing for the Orioles.

Teams should break the bank on this one. He is absolutely awesome. I honestly don't see any reason to move Bedard at this point, so it'd have to knock the O's over. Same thing with Kazmir. No way do I deal him if i'm the Drays. I hope they do move him. He kills the sox.

If Bedard is on the trading block, hes the bonafied starter the Reds need to compliment Harang and Arroyo.

Out of the question? I think not.

The Reds have the prospects to get something done. Im sure one of Bailey/Cueto along with Votto/Hamilton/EE and maybe another mid-level prospect cud get it done.

The Reds will have more payroll flexibility when Bedard is about to become a FA, and they have a chance to sign him.

Reds have a surplus of young outfielders, and infielders...yet need pitching.

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