Jayson Stark had this to say:
Aceless in Seattle? Bill Bavasi got booted in Seattle as much for what he wouldn't do (fire his manager, trade his Opening Day starter) as for anything he did do. So the biggest initial impact of his firing is that it means Erik Bedard is now officially on the market.The first order of business for interim GM Lee Pelekoudas, according to one rival exec, was to "call around, and give instructions to all his scouts, to quietly get the word out that they're open for business."
So what can the Mariners get for Bedard, who has damaged his reputation significantly by showing no interest in being a true No. 1 starter?
This really is the funniest things I've heard all day. Thank you Bill Bavasi! If it weren't for you, this Orioles team wouldn't have a better record then the Mariners, Tigers, and Indians. HA!
After hearing Bavasi's comments about Bedard's attitude I cannot be happier with the way things went for Andy MacPhail and our beloved Os this past off-season.