1. The Eric Bedard trade has a chance to be one of the great trades of baseball history for the Orioles. Five for one, including Adam Jones - that's a great pull for a pitcher who never pitched 200 innings. I'm actually excited to be an Orioles fan this year. I love a team full of young guys eager to prove themselves. They'll probably lose 100 games (like the 2003 Tigers), but it's better to lose 100 with young guys with a chance to get better than to lose 90 with mediocre veterans. With Adam Jones and Nick Markakis in the outfield, there's an anchor for a great team in the future. I hope they get that Brian Roberts trade worked out now. I know they're holding out for Felix Pie, but I'd do the deal for Matt Murton and Sean Marshall.
2. Barack Obama is coming to Baltimore on Monday. It's one of those days when I'm really happy to have last period planning. My department head has already told me she'd cover my 10th period, as well. I'd like to bring a few kids, but am not sure if that'll happen. I wonder where I should park? I wonder how quickly it'll fill up?
AL East Notes: Orioles, Red Sox, Ellsbury - Earlier today, we learned that the Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury have yet to discuss a new deal this season. The outfielder can land a monster deal this winter...
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