Monday, August 01, 2011

Erik Bedard Traded To Red Sox In 3 Team Deal

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After the agreement with Oakland for Rich Harden fell through, AL East leading Boston Red Sox still can find a pitcher began to strengthen their rotation Sunday.

They often leave the injured Erik Bedard of the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade before the deadline. Reading the Mariners Bedard has been problematic, but many years in Baltimore is the strongest. And it is the pitcher the Red Sox hope they will eventually see.

"All the starting pitchers in the majors has nicks and knacks on them," said Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein in a conference call Sunday.

"The case of Erik, he has been hurt from his past like most pitchers early, but the first half, he threw the ball well and he would look his way back into shape."

Red Sox, many Harden collapsed Saturday night, also had a right-hander Josh Fields, a 2008 first round draft pick.

First Boston sent minor league right-Stephen Fife and Juan Rodriguez and catcher Tim Federowicz to the Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Trayvon Robinson and Robinson then exchanged with the Seattle minor league outfielder Chiang Chih-hsien, in exchange for Bedard and field.

'Beauty And The Beast' - Emma Watson

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Having just wrapped up a modern day fantasy of epic proportions, Emma Watson is reportedly eyeing a more classic land of make believe for one of her next projects.

"Crazy, Stupid, Love.," producer Denise Di Novi told that Watson is lined up to star in director Guillermo Del Toro's new adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast," which Di Novi is developing. It'd be the first undisputed lead role for Watson; she's due to star in the ensemble of the teen drama adaptation, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," and has a supporting role in the Michelle Williams-starring "My Week With Marilyn."

What it means for Watson's studies -- she plans on going to Oxford this fall -- remains to be seen.

Watson told Vogue in June that she identified so deeply with her Hermione Granger character that, "I'm literally rediscovering what it means to be an actress."

As for Del Toro, the director is currently working on "Pacific Rim," a sci-fi robots vs. aliens film. He's largely been known for his violent, comic book-style films, including the "Hellboy" series, though "Pan's Labyrinth" had a fairy tale -- albeit haunted -- feeling to it. He's also listed as a producer of an upcoming adaptation of "Pinocchio," seemingly making him the master of twisted takes on stories once made family friendly by Disney.

He was also supposed to direct "The Hobbit," but the job has fallen back to "Lord of the Rings" trilogy director Peter Jackson.