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.
- Andy MacPhail says Peter Angelos did not nix any deal. McPhail says trade talks are ongoing and no deals are expected today.
- Yesterday it was reported by MLB.com’s Jim Street that the Orioles were making a last-ditch effort to sign Bedard to an extension, perhaps as long as five years.