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MLB Rumors: Erik Bedard, Miguel Tejada, Brian Roberts

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With the Twins still unable to decide if trading one season of Johan Santana is worth potentially 20+ seasons of other less-paid players, the focus will be on Erik Bedard of the Baltimore Orioles and his more marquee teammates.  Here is what the Baltimore Sun writes-up as a summary of the team's position on dealing any of those marquee names.

According to team and industry sources, MacPhail would prefer to move other pieces first, such as Tejada, and trade Roberts as the final - not the first - part of the offseason rebuilding plan. To deal Roberts, the Cubs also likely would need to part with more than just young pitcher Sean Gallagher and another prospect, according to a team source.

...a package headed by light-hitting shortstop Adam Everett and outfielder Luke Scott is not close to what it's going to take to pry Tejada from the Orioles.

One team source agreed with the assessment that the Mariners have emerged as one of the front-runners to land Bedard, with young center fielder Adam Jones as the centerpiece of the package coming back to the Orioles.

However, the Orioles remain committed to getting an organization's top prospects in any deal for Bedard, and so far they haven't been satisfied that has been offered.

What is Miguel Tejada worth?  One of the best defensive SSs in the game plus a quality left-handed OF seems to be around the value I'd assign him.

Erik Bedard should bring more, but it looks like the Dodgers aren't going to be the team to pay up.  From the LA Times:

The Dodgers have inquired about Baltimore Orioles left-hander Erik Bedard, but a deal for him probably would take a multi-player package that included Matt Kemp.

"We are not of the mind to give up three or four prospects for one player, I'll tell you that," Colletti said. To move Kemp, Colletti added, "I'd have to have a conversation where my jaw drops. It's got to be something you can't say no to. I haven't heard anything like that. In fact, teams have stopped asking."