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 MLB.com 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.Meanwhile, now according to ESPN.com (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.
Make your own judgment. I’m just passing it along.
“The report that appeared yesterday regarding Erik Bedard on MLB.com is wholly inaccurate and contains nothing factual. Quite honestly, that type of journalism is irresponsible and reckless.”
With all the double-talk, speculation and chatter, this off-season has sure turned out to be fare more interesting than the regular season.