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Orioles officially talking trade with Dodgers; OF Kemp centerpiece


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http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ti-dodgersorioles112007&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles have discussed the parameters of a trade that would send left-hander Eric Bedard to the Dodgers for a package that includes 23-year-old outfielder Matt Kemp, according to a source familiar with the talks.

Nothing that already hasnt been discussed.

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Color me skeptical of any news from a journalist that can't even bother to spell Bedard's name correctly.

Yahoo Sports always has tons of errors and typos. Last week in a write up it said that Curtis should look to rebound next week as the team goes against the Eagles. Clearly it should have been the Dolphins, don't think that he could play against his own team, although he might want to ;). These mistakes are silly, yes, but they should get picked up in editing. I've been noticing it alot latey.

But on the topic, this excites me as Id LOVE to see Kemp on this team.

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Me too, AO.

Makes me at least think we've got some "coals in the fire". And even if things don't work out with LA, it doesn't hurt to let other teams know that Bedard is available.

It is just refreshing to show that we might actually try and rebuild. I hope we pull it off, but this offseason feels different. I have a feeling we might actually rebuild this time!

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Always fun to see what fans of the other side have to say:

I would love to see the Dodgers get Bedard, although I would also like to see them somehow keep Kemp. Bedard is a lefty and has the potential to be a true ace. A staff of Penny, Bedard, Lowe, Bills and one of Schmidt (if he could return to form, which I doubt that would be an amazing staff), Loiza, Kuo or Wolf would be pretty darn great. Kemp is also mentioned in the Cabrera rumors along with LaRoche and Kershaw. My personal preference would be if we are going to trade Kemp to use him to get Bedard. Then we sign Hunter and go with Nomar/Laroche at third.
Im all for getting Bedard.

Hu, Abreu, Ethier, McDonald, Meloan, Dejesus, LaRoche, Young, DeWitt...take your pick of 4.

All other's should be untouchable

I'd like for Tejada to be in the talk as well. If he isn't the Dodgers should move there attention back to Miggy.

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ON the O's website, the article says the O's would rather keep Bedard, but will listen to offers for him. They're trying to lock him up for several more years, though we're the most aggresive bidders, and weve offered Kemp, Kershaw, Broxton. The ball is in the O's court now, and it seems we're about to dodge another bullet, which makes us Dodgers LOL!!!!

Those three players of ours for Bedard, Cabrera, Santana, when will this trade nonsense end??? It's possible we didn't discuss trade with the O's at all, but that beat writer just reported it, probably for shock value.

Looks like if the Dodgers are going after Miguel Cabrera, they're going to have to include Kemp, too.

I'd pull the trigger, beat them to the punch and get Kemp...and if it makes them feel better, try to give them Mora, too...

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IF, and thats a big IF, the Orioles could send Tejada and Bedard to the Dodgers, would you accept Kemp, Kershaw, Hu, and Either (wish Looney could be squeezed in there instad of Either) for Bedard and Tejada? This is completely dependent on LA actually doing this, but would you prefer this to two seperate deals, one that gets Kemp etc from LA and Pie from Chicago?

LAD MIGHT be able to part with this package since they would be keeping LaRoche. I guess they could do Kemp, Kershaw Hu and LaRoche, who knows. I guess my question just is would you prefer that deal or two seperate ones.

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I love that we are willing to get rid of Bedard to rebuild, theonly problem I have is who in the world are we going to have as our #1 next year? Cabrera? He lost 17-18 games last year, I can't remember exactly, I don't expect us to contend but I don't want us to be a joke.

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