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Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.

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February 4, 2008 10:15 AM

Bedard trade back on track

Posted by Geoff Baker

It took a while, but we've finally gotten it confirmed that Adam Jones is indeed in Baltimore taking his physical today. Would have liked to have this out to you last night, but unfortunately, we could not get anyone to verify it. Finally, we can. We'd rather be a few hours late than be wrong. Remember, how often folks had said Jones was in Baltimore prior to last night? Well, we told you that was not the case. Now, we can tell you this trade is about to finally go ahead.

Still seeking the whereabouts of Erik Bedard, the pitcher who is set to become the No. 1 arm in Seattle's rotation. Bedard, you may recall, was about to be traded to the M's eight days ago before Jones leaked news of the deal to Venezuelan reporter Augusto Cardenas of Diario Panorama. That set off a chain of events, most notably an angry reaction from Orioles owner Peter Angelos, that prompted Baltimore to cancel a Jones physical set for last Tuesday. The deal has been in limbo since.

We have not heard anything more about second baseman Brian Roberts being add to the package the M's will receive. I think it's safe to put that in the wild rumors category and assume this is a straight deal for Bedard. We'll let you know as soon as we hear more. For what it's worth, George Sherrill has not returned my calls for nearly 24 hours -- in complete contrast to what he'd done prior to yesterday. Sherrill usually returns all of them within the hour. A class act who will be missed in Seattle. This should be a good deal for both teams, no doubt about it. They are both getting pieces they want. Who "wins" this deal might not be determined for at least a year. It's very possible both teams will win.


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