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Baltimore Orioles: Erik Bedard Trade Paying Huge Dividends

In February of 2008, the Baltimore Orioles sold high, trading Erik Bedard to the Seattle Mariners for 5 players. Seattle’s thinking at the time was adding a pitcher of Bedard’s caliber to form a 1-2 punch with Felix Hernandez would bring the Mariners back to the post-season. Seemed logical. The Orioles meanwhile, were hoping to replenish its farm system as part of a long-extended...
Via Standing O Sports
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays DFA Bedard, re-instate Peralta from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment Monday to make room for reliever Joel Peralta's return from the 15-day disabled list. Bedard, 35, was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 17 appearances (15 starts) for the Rays this season after making his debut in the rotation April 13 in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Erik Bedard at peace with move to bullpen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jeremy Hellickson's return to the Tampa Bay Rays' rotation Tuesday created a new reality for one pitcher: Left-hander Erik Bedard. Bedard was moved to the bullpen when Hellickson made his season debut in a victory over the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field. Bedard, who's 4-6 this season with a 4.82 ERA in 16 appearances (15 starts), became...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Why Erik Bedard has been the biggest surprise

The Tampa Bay Rays have had very few good surprises throughout the course of the 2014 season. There have been plenty of things that have come as a shock for the team so far, but almost all of them have been detrimental. Nobody expected Matt Moore to need Tommy John surgery. Nobody expected David Price, Evan Longoria, and Wil Myers to all seriously underperform. Nobody expected Grant...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Erik Bedard looking to find ways to win with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Erik Bedard is trying to stay focused on the task at hand. That means winning and nothing else. That means avoiding concerns like pitching for his job, considering his future with the Tampa Bay Rays and placing too much pressure on himself to perform. "You always pitch to win," the left-hander said Wednesday. "I don't think of anything else...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Weighing Options on Bedard’s Spot in Rotation

With Erik Bedard out of the rotation, the Pirates have several days to figure out how they plan on moving forward. The club has an off day on Thursday before opening up a three-game set in Milwaukee on Friday. Bedard’s spot in the rotation doesn’t come up until Saturday,  which is also September 1st when the Pirates can expand the rosters. “We’re still working through...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Erik Bedard Walks the Plank

Erik Bedard is exactly the sort of pitcher a team signs to a one-year contract, and last December, the Pirates signed Bedard to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million. At the time, I’m guessing the Pirates figured they probably wouldn’t still have Bedard come September. He’d be an interesting wild card for a Pirates team with an outside shot, but more likely he’d either get...
Via Fangraphs
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

The Break-Even Point of Erik Bedard

It was quite a surprise when the Pirates signed Erik Bedard before the Winter Meetings last December.  Bedard was a “name player” that had some pedigree to him, but his recent seasons had been injury-plagued.  That was the majority of the reason that the Pirates were able to swoop in and get him early for a 1 year/$4.5M deal. In a radio spot shortly after his signing, I joked...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Erik Bedard leaves game in 2nd inning due to back spasms

Lincoln takes over for Bedard in the 2nd as Bedard leaves the game due to back spasms. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 9, 2012   We all knew it was probably just a matter of time that Erik Bedard got hurt. Bedard getting hurt has become a pretty routine thing over the past few years. This isn’t the first time Bedard has suffered back spasms. In 2008, he was removed from...
Via North Side Notch
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bedard gets on the board

Erik Bedard finally got some run support and was able to put it to good use, as the Bucs knocked off the Braves in a solid win on Saturday night in Atlanta. Bedard only lasted five because of a high pitch count, but that was enough for him to pick up his first Bucco win and strike out nine. He allowed one run, but–similar to A.J. Burnett last night–it is SO nice to see Pirates...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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