Buried in a roundup of World Series coverage and other Winter Meetings notes, Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo threw this against the wall to see if it would stick:
I'm not sure how much stock, if any, I put into this. I know nothing of this particular writer's accuracy in the past on trade rumors, and this smells of "Wow, it's a slow news day and I still have 2 column inches to fill" material.
Still, it's the first time I've read of MacPhail's willingness to trade Erik Bedard. And I'm not sure if we're really a better team with two more position players and one less starter.