Saturday, December 22, 2007

Orioles Quick Hits: Bedard Most Likely Staying, Jason Grimsley, The Rundown...


After weeks of speculation, talk, and chatter on the Hot Stove, in the media, on the Internet and amongst fans, it looks like Erik Bedard will be staying in Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebeic, Andy MacPhail is on record as saying that the lefty ace will stay in town perhaps because only the team cannot find a suitable trade partner who are willing to give the Orioles what they need.

After listening to trade proposals for his ace for the past couple of months, Andy MacPhail says it is a "strong likelihood" that Erik Bedard will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter rather than being traded.

"It's up to [manager] Dave Trembley in the final analysis to set his rotation, but that's what [Bedard] is today, and I think that's a strong likelihood," said MacPhail, the Orioles' president of baseball operations. "But that said, you never know."

Granted, Bedard could still be moved, but it looks like teams like the Mariners, Reds and Dodgers are right now unwilling to move their prospects.


The other big news from the week is that former Oriole Jason Grimsley's documents were unveiled, and there was a surprise -- Brian Roberts, nor Jay Gibbons' name not mentioned in the affidavit despite being reported by the Los Angeles Times that they were. Both Orioles were in the Mitchell Report.

The Baltimore Sun has more on the story.


Sorry, I have been busy with work and Christmas activities, so blogging has to take a break for few days.

The podcast, Beltway Baseball returns on Saturday at 12pm live, or you can hear us at or head to Oriole Magic later on today to download the show.

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