Long time reader, first time poster. I was looking for some information from the Reds point of view and came across the below. I thought it was too good not to post. The names and some other information was changed to protect the informant but it appears to be about the Orioles: http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64146 According to their breakdown, these are what the names equal, though the author said Johnson is not Markakis: "Roger" = Angelos "Bob" = McPhail "Sanchez" = Tejada "Miller" = Roberts "Ricky" = Bedard "Johnson" = Markakis This is what the author said after being contacted about the info. by the Reds board: I can tell you that Johnson is not Nick Markakis and that Roger and Bob are backward on your list. (They are switched correctly above) I can also tell you that the scout type/ FO member is not Mike Flanagan. And unless the Reds are willing to part with Homer Bailey or Jay Bruce, Bedard won't land in Cincinnati. Baltimore has offers from at least three clubs that start with a top position player prospect and include a promising starting pitcher or the prospect equivalent of. Without Bailey or Bruce, Cincinnati can't even get into the conversation, since Baltimore isn't interested in any free agents to be (Dunn), older players (Griffey) and other parts that may not be around or worthy in 2010-2011 (Harang, Arroyo). Bailey and Phillips gets you Bedard, but that isn't something the Reds should consider. Bruce and Phillips, neither. Cueto, Votto and Stubbs might get their attention, but in the end the other official offers include better and/or more ready overall talent, and/or include a cheap, all-star level option at a premium position up the middle. The question is, if Flanagan didn't say this, who did?