-P- The Mariners and Orioles have finally completed the Erik Bedard trade. The O's get outfielder Adam Jones, reliever George Sherrill, and pitching prospects Chris Tillman, Tony Butler, and Kameron Mickolio. Sherrill's little more than a decent reliever, but the other four guys could all be part of the Orioles' future. Jones could quickly become a star, Mickolio's a huge dude who could potentially become a very good reliever, and Tillman and Butler and both very young and full of upside. Tillman's younger and further along - he pitched pretty decently in the crazy offensive environment at Class A+ High Desert last year as a 19 year-old - but Butler may turn out to be more interesting in the end. He already throws in the low 90s, and he's a 6'7" lefty. Guys like that don't grow on trees.
Anyway, great trade for the O's.
-P- Baseball Prospectus likes the Freddy Sanchez signing: