...I'm posting another update. Sorry to keep the hot stove burning, but when the source is MLB.com, and you read three things you hadn't heard before, I think it's at least blogworthy.
The article was written by Jim Street, and posted at 7:47pm Wednesday night.
Among the items:
- The Orioles are pursuing a last-ditch attempt to sign Bedard to an extension. Angelos called Bedard personally Sunday night to discuss a five-year contract.
- In previous extension talks, Bedard's agent asked for 7 years, $100M, and the Orioles countered with a three-year deal. Yes, that's right, they countered with a three-year deal. Now I guess they're meeting in the middle.
- MacPhail says he doesn't give two figs about the Santana deal, with respect to its effect on the Bedard talks.
- UPDATE (per ESPN.com, as reported by Javylicious in the thread below): Bedard's agent vehemently denies that Bedard will enter into contract discussions with Baltimore.