Thursday, January 31, 2008

Will The Bedard Trade Happen? His Agent Denies Extension Talks...

Well, things are only getting better with this team -- good lord. I have never seen anything like this, although this is the first deal I have actually paid attention to in this fashion. Sometimes, I wonder has anyone heard of a "gag order" in which all parties just shut up and agree to say nothing.

However, it would make for less fun and make my job difficult.

While driving on the Interstate, my baseball buddies texted me because of what they read in the Sun this afternoon.

Ah, since the principals are being quiet, we are not getting all the perspectives.

Now, here comes another one in the name of Mark Pieper, who is otherwise known as Bedard's agent.

The big talk yesterday was that Bedard and the Orioles were looking into the possibility of an extension -- somewhere in the area of 7 years, 100 million.

However, Pieper is refuting the notion. In fact, he sounds kind of pissed.
Via Roch's blog: Mark Pieper, who represents Erik Bedard and Brian Roberts and has become a household name around here, just sent out an e-mail to Sun reporter Jeff Zrebiec and a few others, disputing the story posted last night that said the Orioles contacted Bedard late Sunday night about signing an extension and learned that the left-hander is seeking a seven-year, $100 million deal.

Make your own judgment. I’m just passing it along.

“The report that appeared yesterday regarding Erik Bedard on is wholly inaccurate and contains nothing factual. Quite honestly, that type of journalism is irresponsible and reckless.”
Meanwhile, now according to (via Rotoworld), the Orioles have gone back to the Mariners for written language that Seattle will submit Adam Jones and George Sherrill for physical examinations.

With all the double-talk, speculation and chatter, this off-season has sure turned out to be fare more interesting than the regular season.

1 comment:

- Mark C. said...

I posted a good article about this "pending" trade from Rally Fried over at my baseball blog. Not sure what's going on. Either Angelos is afraid to commit to long term deals and/or Bedard wants to compete now. Sounds like a trade is eminent.

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