Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Angelos May Kill Bedard Deal

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles - meaning owner Peter Angelos - may be so upset by Adam Jones' remarks (that he was part of a trade to Baltimore) that the O's could call off a potential Erik Bedard to Seattle deal, or ask for additional compensation. What is this, the dodgeball court and the fat kid complaining about getting hit in the face?

From Rotoworld:
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal believes the Orioles may be upset enough about Adam Jones' comments on the deal to call off the Erik Bedard trade or at least seek additional compensation.

Yeah, there's good reason the Orioles remain in the running for the title of worst run organization in baseball. Either the deal is good enough or it isn't. Who cares if Jones admitted 12 hours ahead of time that he was going to Baltimore for a physical?

If Peter Angelos kills the deal as is -- it's believed to currently be a five-for-one including Jones, George Sherrill, Chris Tillman, Adam Butler and Kam Mickolio -- the Mariners should simply move on. Rosenthal believes the Orioles may now be holding out for Carlos Triunfel, who should be untouchable.
Absolutely mindboggling. If Angelos were given Sandy Koufax in return for Bedard, he'd complain about the way he wore his hat. And then kill the deal. Poor Orioles fans must be hiding their heads in their hands over this one. And they should be. It's rare such a great legion of fans becomes so betrayed by its ownership.

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