After listening to trade proposals concerning his ace for the past couple of months, Andy MacPhail says it is a "strong likelihood" that Erik Bedard will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter rather than being traded. "It's up to [manager] Dave Trembley in the final analysis to set his rotation, but that's what [Bedard] is today, and I think that's a strong likelihood," said MacPhail, the Orioles' President of Baseball Operations. "But that said, you never know." Bedard, a 28-year-old left-hander, is the Orioles' biggest trade chip and moving him for three to four young and major league-ready players would be one of the quickest ways to accelerate the team's rebuilding process.
Bedard Likely Won't Be Dealt By Opener