The Mets and Dodgers are at the forefront of talks involving Orioles ace lefty Erik Bedard, but Baltimore president/GM Andy MacPhail is expected to take his time. The Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays were also thought to have interest, but O's owner Peter Angelos had told people that he has no intention of trading Bedard within the division, meaning the Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays can probably forget it. The Mets offered a combination of outfielder Carlos Gomez, pitching prospect Phil Humber and reliever Aaron Heilman for Bedard and are believed willing to make adjustments if they have a realistic shot at landing Bedard (the two players the Mets will not trade are Jose Reyes and David Wright). The Dodgers are very well-stocked in the minors, and several of their young players would interest Baltimore, including outfielder Matt Kemp, pitching prospect Clayton Kershaw and top reliever Jonathan Broxton. The Dodgers have been understandably reluctant to part with those highly-coveted young players, though. Now not Minaya's time