According to Geoff Baker over at The Times, the deal is almost done. The wisdom of this deal depends on your point of view, but as I have said since I started this blog, I want to see the entire deal (including any follow on deals) before I make up my mind. Either way, at least something appears to finally be happening.
Edit: Or not. Lots of conflicting reports today - not sure whether the deal will actually go down or not. I am starting to think that I would rather see the 2008 M's compete with Bedard rather than Jones et al - give me a shot at winning now rather than a couple of years down the road. They weren't that far out of the hunt last year - and the addition of Silva and Bedard will certainly improve the biggest problem from the 2007 campaign.