UPDATES, 1-31-08 at 2:13pm: Interesting note from SI.com’s Jon Heyman – the Indians made a late bid for Bedard.
UPDATE, 1-31-08 at 11:36am: Bedard’s agent takes a swing at MLB.com for suggesting that the deal was held up because of extension talks with the Orioles. Not true.
UPDATE, 1-31-08 at 11:24am: Buster Olney checks in with some new info. He explains a tricky situation regarding the rules of making trades and passing physicals. Olney says the Orioles have asked the Mariners for an agreement where they would have have to make the trade if Adam Jones and George Sherrill passed their physicals. This written agreement could move things along.
FROM 1-31-08 at 9:12am:
Erik Bedard rumors/drama – here’s the latest.