The biggest what-ifs in MLB this past decade

What if one player found himself in a completely different situation than today's reality tells us?What if said player was Mike Trout, who was selected by the Los Angeles Angels with the pick they received from the New York Yankees in the Mark Teixeira free agent signing?That's one of the biggest what-ifs around the Major League Baseball world over the past decade.Detroit Tigers...
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Los Angeles Dodgers spring training position battles

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take the field against a different team for the first time since October 7, 2014. Spring Training begins for the Dodgers when they take on the Chicago White Sox. Erik Bedard will take the hill for the Dodgers on THIS opening day, and the Dodgers will have just over a month until their regular season opener against the San Diego Padres. While...
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers Sign Erik Bedard, Who Used To Be A Guy

I have no intention of writing up every single non-roster invite that the Dodgers hand out, but when it’s a fun name like Erik Bedard, who per Ken Gurnick has agreed to a minor league contract, it’s probably worth a quick look. Bedard, 36 in March, was once one of the top starters in the American League, putting up a fantastic run between 2005-07 for the Orioles, culminating...
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January 18, 2015  |  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 the logical...
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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. You just want...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Rumors: Erik Bedard will exercise clause if not on team

The Tampa Bay Rays have always been rich when it comes to pitching talent.  That's why they have been so good for so long.  They also seem to always have veterans in camp to fill holes when it's needed.  This past February, the Rays signed Erik Bedard to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.  Four of the five rotation spots look locked down and the bullpen...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays provide Erik Bedard with run support, top Jays 6-3

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Erik Bedard pitched into the fifth inning in his bid to win a spot in Tampa Bay's rotation, helping a Rays split-squad beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Saturday. Bedard allowed three runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. The left-hander is competing with Jake Odorizzi and Cesar Ramos to earn the fifth starter's job as a fill-in for the injured Jeremy Hellickson...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays reach deal with Erik Bedard

getty images The Tampa Bay Rays and free agent pitcher Erik Bedard have come to terms on a minor league deal. Thus far no opt out dates have been reported. Bedard, 34, spent last season pitching for the Houston Astros. In Tampa Bay he will provide depth. Last season Bedard made 26 of his 32 appearances as a starter finishing the season with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.  Bedard racked...
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Notes: Tampa Bay close to deal with Erik Bedard

Looking for additional pitching depth, the Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly close to adding veteran Erik Bedard on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Hearing #Rays are likely to sign LHP Erik Bedard to a minor-league deal. Is 34, 10 years in majors, struggled recently. Would provide depth.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 14, 2014As first reported by...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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