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Who’s tired of all this?

Post by Ryan Divish on Jan. 31, 2008 at 2:24 am with No Comments »
January 31, 2008 2:24 am

Ummmmm that would be me. How do I know this? Because it’s 2:33 a.m. and I’m posting this. Well, that and I have no life. Also, there isn’t much on at this time of night, not even on Skinemax.


The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Peter Angelos didn’t veto the trade as many people thought. Notice, they didn’t say he wasn’t holding the trade up. There’s also some nice history of Angelos’ interference in trades in this story.


Anyway, Jim Street of MLB.com reports that the Orioles might be trying to sign Erik Bedard to an extension. Here’s the story. As we said before, it’s going to take big years, at least five, and big money (we’re talking close to Santana money) to get Bedard to stay.


Why?


Well, the guy is tired of losing. Think about how good his numbers are for a team that finished 69-93 last season. The Orioles haven’t been a winner for awhile, and they won’t be for awhile longer. So even if Bedard gets, say, a $100 million, he’ll still be playing for a team that has little if any chance to make the postseason. Now, he could not resign, go to the Mariners for two years and still possibly make almost as much money in a year or two. But he could also flame out and lose all that guaranteed money.


What would you do?


Also, I thought I’d include this: If you get frustrated being an M’s fan, just look at what the Orioles’ fans have to look forward to. Roch Kubatko’s column does it pretty good justice.

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