A Bedard update
I did some checking on the Erik Bedard front today. It's sounds like nothing has changed -- the Orioles want Jay Bruce; the Reds aren't going to give him up. That is not to say the deal is dead. The Reds are hopeful as the field narrows that they'll be able to work something out.
The Mariners, despite agreeing to a deal with Carlos Silva, are still interested in Bedard.
The Reds are also looking at pitchers other than Bedard. I don't have specifics. But Oakland's Joe Blanton may not be Plan B.
And to get you in that holiday spirit, from the Reds:
TODAY’S NEWS: Mr. Redlegs will make an appearance at the Freestore/Foodbank’s annual Christmas toy distribution party tomorrow (Friday, December 21) from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Liberty and Walnut Streets in Over The Rhine...the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum has donated 500 baseballs for the children and their parents.
That's Mr. Redlegs, the mascot, not the guy who posts on this blog, I would assume.