I love being wrong

Current word on the street is that the Mariners have offered arbitration to Adrian Beltre but not Erik Bedard. Bedard doesn’t surprise me. It also wouldn’t surprise me if Beltre wasn’t interested, but at least the branch was offered.

Winter meetings, here we come…

EDIT: I guess Shannon Drayer mentioned on the Kevin Calabro show a short while ago that Beltre would likely not be back in a Mariners uniform, but that the Phillies might be interested. Maybe I should change my NL affiliation? I never was very good at paying attention to Arizona anyway...

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5 Responses to I love being wrong

  1. Craig D says:

    Good thing is we will get the extra 1st Round pick in 2010 when Beltre signs elsewhere…..still gonna miss him, because there is no way he takes a 1 year arbitration deal over a 3 to 4 year deal….or even a 1 year deal in a hitter friendly part to pad his stats…..to get an even Bigger 3 year deal in 2011.

    There is a Better Chance the Mariners sign Bedard that signing Beltre…..as odd as that may seem.

    125 until opening day in Oakland

  2. Dave says:

    I am glad you were wrong also! ๐Ÿ™‚ i know deep down inside you were leaning towards thinking the M’s would offer it though! I mean really, there wasn’t much to lose! Well except we do actually (probably) lose Beltre this off-season.. doh

  3. Bart's Evil Twin says:

    Craig – Agree with your logic.

    Having Beltre for one more year would be fine with me (great defense), but I agree that it is unlikely that he comes back to the M’s.

    It was a good move not offering arbitration to Bedard, and I agree that it is somewhat more likely that the M’s sign Bedard than Beltre.

  4. section331 says:

    I don’t think they’ll sign either of them, really. Beltre’s offense is likely a concern for a team that lacks it, and Bedard is a fool-me-once/fool-me-twice situation for the Ms at this point. I can’t imagine they’d be willing to take the chance he’d be injured a third year here; it’s just not worth it, in my opinion.

    Not to say that ideally, if both were healthy, I wouldn’t want both of them, but I have to wonder if we’re not looking at a total overhaul of 2009 soon…
    I have to say, I don’t think I’d be terrible averse to Greg Zaun, especially with RJ in question…

  5. Craig D says:

    If we hope enough, Maybe we Get Harden and Bedard (between the two, that would equal 1 1/2 stud pitchers)

    Actually thats not a bad idea…..

    And if they both didnt get hurt…..World Series ๐Ÿ™‚

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