UPDATE, 1-29-08 at 3:45pm: The Baltimore Sun’s Roch Kubatko weighs in on a radio rumor going around. The radio rumor says that the O’s are holding up the deal over a possible degenerative hip condition with Adam Jones. Kubatko could only confirm that the Orioles "became concerned with something related to Jones."
FROM 1-29-08 at 7:50am:
Why can’t all megadeals be as simple as Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera acquisition? The Erik Bedard to Seattle has become a full-blown mess. As always, MLBTradeRumors.com has the latest.
Ken Rosenthal expounds on three theories as to why Orioles owner Peter Angelos may be holding up the deal. Maybe he still wants to sign Bedard to an extension. Maybe he’s mad about Adam Jones leaking the deal to the Venezuelan press. Or maybe he just wants more/different players than Andy MacPhail negotiated. Or my own theory – maybe he was just busy Monday with a family matter, as has been suggested, and nothing’s wrong.