CC Sabathia - gone.
Rich Harden - gone.
How about lefty Erik Bedard of Seattle?
It's no secret the Phillies are looking to trade for a pitcher before the July 31 deadline, but it's not even the All-Star Break and the top two pitchers on the market have already been dealt. Last Sunday the Indians traded CC Sabathia -- a pitcher highly coveted by the Phillies -- to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Meanwhile, the A's traded away another top-notch young pitcher when they sent Rich Harden to the front-running Chicago Cubs.
Yes, the proverbial gauntlet have been thrown down in the NL Central...
Oh, it's on.
Anyway, the next best available pitcher on the trading block is Erik Bedard. The former Oriole turned disgruntled Mariner recently went on ESPN radio in Philadelphia to discuss the trade rumors and got himself noticed a bit back in Seattle.
Take a look.
Though Bedard says otherwise, the move to Seattle hasn't been too good for the pitcher. Maybe he needs a change of scenery?
Then again, if Bedard has trouble with the media in Seattle as evidenced in the interview in the linkage above, wait until he gets a load of us...
We aren't exactly a sewing circle around here.