"The Orioles are believed to be interested in outfielder Michael Bourn (acquired from the Phillies in the Brad Lidge deal), shortstop Adam Everett and other Astros prospects."
Are you fucking kidding me? You might as well hold onto to Tejada and hope he reestablishes his trade value next year. Whatever you do, don't trade him for a bunch of spare parts. The Astros farm system sucks btw.
"Perhaps the best of those is left-hander Erik Bedard of the Baltimore Orioles, who is definitely available now that, according to league sources, he has informed the team he has no interest in signing an extension to stay in Baltimore beyond 2009, when he hits free agency."
I noted this in another thread but it may be worth it's own diary. Obviously this blows. Good luck Erik. And MacPhail, don't mess this up. At least, 2 TOP prospects ok?
[Update (zk): Both Bedard's agent and the MacPhail have now denied this rumor.]