Thursday, December 6, 2007

Santana and Bedard update

Looks like the talk for Johan Santana just won't go away. Now that Andruw Jones has landed, Matt Kemp is once again talked about as the main piece to go to Minnesota. Jayson Stark of ESPN says he can't find any evidence of that.

The other option is giving up 4 players for Erik Bedard. The main player in this one is Clayton Kershaw, one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball. Kemp or Andre Either are the other pieces. 4-for-1 is a big deal for any player, but I think this would favor the O's big time. Getting rid of Kershaw just doesn't seem very logical to me, even if they want a quality starter. Kershaw may be that quality starter by the end of the year.

So, it looks like signing free agen Hiroki Kuroda or putting together a much cheaper deal for Joe Blanton is more likely, for now...

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