Is it between Texas and Seattle... in Orioles Talk Posted December 28, 2007 If the Orioles are "talking as if they no longer want to trade Erik Bedard," there's only one excuse I'll accept. Namely, that we're about to sign Bedard to an extension.Since I don't see that happening, I don't know what the hell MacPhail's doing. This is probably nothing more than a relflection of what MacPhail said in the paper the other day. Part of his job is to make it clear to other teams that he isn't going to trade out of desperation, and they can forget about finding Bedard on the "post-holiday clearance" shelf. I'm quite sure he has every intention of trading Bedard if the right offer comes along.