The trade that shouldn't have been is one month in. Of course, it's way too premature to conclusively declare either Baltimore or Seattle as the winner of the Erik Bedard for Adam Jones, George Sherrill and three pitching prospects deal. But the early returns obviously favor one team. While Bedard has thrown quality (1-0, 11 IP, 8 hits, 10 K) the Mariners ace hasn't been dominate. Also injuries have limited him to only two starts.
Meanwhile, the two major pieces the Mariners dealt away have exacted revenge on their former ballclub:
Adam Jones vs. Seattle
7 games, 23 AB, 2 runs, 7 hits, 4 doubles, 4 RBI
George Sherrill vs. Seattle
5 games, 4.2 IP, 2 hits, 0 BB, 1 K, 5 saves
It's early, but Round 1 goes to the Orioles.
Shifting to basketball... last night at Game 3 of the Houston/Utah series Jazz fans tried to give new meaning to the word whiteout:
Looks like Ric Bucher was on to something.