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Bedard negotiations stall

Per The Sun.

MacPhail stresses that

...the cooling of talks shouldn't be taken as a sign that the Orioles are ready to unload Bedard..."I'm not concerned," MacPhail said. "My experience tells me that this isn't unusual. I'd be hesitant to read too much into it."

However, even if the talks resume, MacPhail has to be keeping his eye out for Bedard trades....

The New York Yankees, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers all have inquired about Bedard, who would be one of the most coveted pitchers available in a market that also includes two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana.

According to several industry sources, the Mets' offer for Bedard, which was rejected, included 21-year-old outfield prospect Carlos Gomez, reliever Aaron Heilman, 29, and a third player, believed to be right-handed starter Philip Humber, 24. Gomez, ranked as the Mets' third-best prospect by Baseball America, is clearly the headliner.

...The Orioles and Dodgers have also had discussions about Bedard. Center fielder Matt Kemp, reliever Jonathan Broxton and pitching prospect Clayton Kershaw are among the names discussed, sources say.

I love Bedard, but I'm really fine for trading him if we can get a package of three great guys.

In other news, "a team source said there was absolutely no way the Phillies would trade for Baltimore Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora.".