The Bedard deal that would send him to the Mariners is just a few physicals from being completed, and this time they're serious. The Orioles will get Adam Jones, George Sherill, Chris Tillman, Kam Mickolio, and Tony Butler.
So now that Santana has gone to the Mets, and now that Bedard is out of the way, other teams that need it are probably going to start analyzing the remaining options left for starting pitching. So with the M's and Mets, both teams that could've had interest in one of our pitchers, out of the picture, who is there left for us to trade with? The Rangers maybe? Their pitchings been a joke for a while now, so they could probably find some use in Lowry or Sanchez. And what about the Indians? They have C.C. Sabathia and Fausto Carmona, but past that there isn't much, and they're going to have to do better than that if they want to compete with the Tigers. And they also happen to have a bit of a log jam at 3B. They have Casey Blake right now, Andy Marte on the bench who could take over if he returns to form, Beau Mills who is beating the crap out of minor league pitchers, and Wes Hodges who is supposed to do the same. Is there anyone else in dire need of pitching that would be remotely interested in what we have and also have something we could use to offer in return?