First, Jon Heyman reports that the A’s have contacted teams, including the Yanks and Sox, about Danny Haren. No surprise there, but at least it’s now more official. In addition, word out of Baltimore is that Erik Bedard may become available as well this winter, as contract extension talks between the O’s and him have stalled. The Yanks are rumored to be kicking the tires, while there is no mention of the Sox.
My instant analysis is that this helps the Yanks and Sox in their negotiations with the Twins. Hey, if we lose out on Santana, there are always these guys to go after.
Hat tip to mlbtraderumors for the Bedard story.