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Orioles' All-Star starters all came via trades executed by Andy MacPhail
Orioles' All-Star starters all came via trades executed by Andy MacPhail

Andy MacPhail had been running the Orioles' baseball operations for eight months when he decided to inflict about as deep a wound as he could to his club's short-term fortunes. It's easy to forget now, but Erik Bedard was one of only a few true bright spots on the 2007 Orioles, a lefty with filthy stuff who had struck out 221 batters, third most in the league. And MacPhail wanted to trade him — felt he had to, really — even though Bedard was exactly the sort of present star that owner Peter Angelos had long been reluctant to exchange for future assets. "Making the decision to part with him wasn't going to be good for our immediate future,"...

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