News: O's to Meet the Mets about Bedard

Orioles COO Andy MacPhail says he expects to meet with Mets GM Omar Minaya about LHP Erik Bedard while in Nashville, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN 1050 in New York.

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Talking to reporters while in Nashville earlier today, McPhail said he is open to exploring offers for Bedard.

Last night, in the Washington Post, citing ‘league sources,’ Barry Svrluga wrote that Bedard has said he has no interest in signing a contract extension to stay with the O’s beyond 2009, which could provide additional motivation for his team to move him in a trade during this off-season.

…as i wrote earlier today, the early buzz from nashville suggests that to get bedard or Dan Haren, it may end up costing more than the Twins will get for santana, since, technically, the A’s and O’s do not have to make a trade

…for instance, to get haren, the Mets may be asked to part with Carlos Gomez or Ryan Church plus Fernando Martinez, along with two pitchers, ranging from John Maine to Aaron Heilman to Phil Humber…for what it’s worth, i don’t believe the A’s have much interest in Mike Pelfrey…it will take a similarly large package to land bedard, who may cost more than haren at this point…

Meanwhile, ESPN.com writes that Bedard is drawing ‘massive interest’ from the Dodgers, Mariners, Mets, Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies, among others, though he writes that the Orioles think they could have a ‘potential match’ with the Dodgers.