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MLB Rumors: Johan Santana, Erik Bedard, Dan Haren and Ben Sheets

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Susan Slusser  Writes that Danny Haren is aware of the trade rumors surrounding him because he checks the internet all the time for fantasy football info and that he does not want to be dealt because he has a home and a baby on the way.  She also reports:

The Tigers want Haren enough that they might be induced to part with outfielder Cameron Maybin and pitcher Andrew Miller, according to one source. Both would be on the A's wish list. Arizona is emerging as a viable trading partner even though it isn't likely to part with its young big-leaguers.

Also mentioned are the Giants who have been in trade discussions with several teams, one of which is the Orioles.  Giants' GM Brian Sabean says both SPs, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, are "virtually untouchable," but pitchers Noah Lowry and Jonathan Sanchez are being dangled to add hitting. .

George King, in a possible fit of wishful thinking, reports the Yankees believe the Twins will either deal Johan Santana to the Yankees or not trade him because the team doesn't like the package being offered by the Red Sox.

Adam Rubin puts a little kibosh on the rumor of the Mets dealing for  the Baltimore Orioles' Erik Bedard.  This is why:

In the case of Baltimore's Bedard, an Orioles insider suggested owner Peter Angelos doesn't particularly want to send him to the Mets after the way the John Maine/Jorge Julio-for-Kris Benson trade worked out, and added that several teams are now in on Bedard.

Maybe Angelos should read this list of Minaya's deals.

Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly report interest in Erik Bedard has intesified.  Amongst the most interested teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners and New York Mets with the Mariners considered a "dark horse" if it were to package CF Adam Jones and P Brandon Morrow.

There are a whole slew of Orioles' rumors in their article. Miguel Tejada is drawing the interest of the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels and the Cardinals who have no interest in dealing Colby Rasmus.  Who can blame them?

There has been feelers from the Chicago Cubs about 2B Brian Roberts, but talks haven't progressed very far according to the pair's industry source.

Geoff Baker reports the Mariners are ready to pursue Erik Bedard and meet with other teams in an effort to upgrade two rotation spots.  The big name after Johan Santana and Erik Bedard is Milwaukee Brewer Ben Sheets who has now been linked to two teams.  The other is the Boston Red Sox.  

Sheets looks to be available as he enters the final year of a four-year contract, but Tom Hardicourt of the Journal-Sentinel writes, "Rumors continue to circulate about trades involving Ben Sheets, particularly to Boston. But Melvin said only one club had asked about Sheets, and it wasn't on the East Coast."