Erik Bedard Free Agent

Age: 43 (March 05, 1979) | 6' 1" | 195lbs. | Throws: Left P-17
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS AL 2011 5 9 0 0 24 24 129.0 118 14 48 125 3.63 1.29 1.26 3.3 8.7 .303 42/20/38 5 8
PIT NL 2012 7 14 0 0 24 24 125.2 129 14 56 118 5.01 1.47 1.42 4.0 8.5 .327 43/23/33 -6 1
HOU NL 2013 4 12 1 0 32 26 151.0 149 18 75 138 4.59 1.48 1.41 4.5 8.2 .313 36/18/46 -10 -1
TAM AAA 2014 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 2 0 1 5 2.25 0.75 0.62 2.2 11.2 .242 n/a
TAM AL 2014 4 6 0 0 17 15 75.2 84 10 29 64 4.76 1.49 1.50 3.4 7.6 .331 34/20/46 -5 -1
LAD A+ 2015 1 1 0 0 3 3 14.1 16 2 1 7 5.02 1.19 1.36 0.6 4.4 .295 n/a
Career 11yrs 71 82 1 0 241 230 1303.1 1242 131 533 1246 3.99 1.36 1.31 3.7 8.6 .314 n/a
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$29? Are you kiddin? His numbers in Seattle were terrible last year. His numbers against the West were terrible. He's a hellavu pitcher,
but take a look at the scan--for whom else does one bid the highest earnings ever?

Some worried about Escobar with his 200 innings. Bedard worked
only 182 last year, and approached 200 but once in his career.

$29 for that? I'll settle on Felix.
Bruce BUSCHEL BBGUN
Feb 9 '08
I bumped him up $3 as well, but the IP numbers are what keep me from going higher. Bottom line, I think he'll pitch somewhere between 2006 and 2007.
mike fenger mike
Feb 9 '08
Personally, I love this guy, but he can't possibly outperform his bid price, even if he is a wicked lefty. He is moving to a better park, a better team and he made a huge jump in his inside numbers last year. There has to be some regression and there is the risk of injury. If you can get this guy for under $25, jump on him, but even with all the Seattle plusses he will have trouble being as good as last year.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 9 '08
You know, Mike sort of turned me on to this comparison, and I am going to play it out here for comment.

Pitcher A:
GS IP H HR BB K ERA WHIP
24 144.2 115 11 45 142 3.42 1.10
30 194.2 158 21 66 174 3.51 1.15
33 216.2 189 19 70 222 3.70 1.19
31 241.1 158 16 67 305 1.90 0.93

Pitcher B:

26 137.1 149 13 71 121 4.59 1.60
24 141.2 139 10 57 125 4.00 1.38
33 196.1 196 16 69 171 3.76 1.35
28 182.0 141 19 57 221 3.16 1.09

The fourth year of pitcher A should be a dead giveaway. Now, I am not going to sit here and tell you that Eric Bedard is Pedro...I would only expect to hear that in McNamee's memoirs. What I think, however, is that the development curve is similar, save one thing that yoda aptly pointed out: health.

BTW, make sure you sell this to your league-mates. Pedro's 5th year? 2.89, 19 Wins. Pedro's 6th year? 23W, 313Ks in 213 IP, one of the best K/BB in the history of baseball, and a miniscule ERA and WHIP.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Feb 9 '08
I would stay far away. Expectations will be sky high and I'm not convinced that he can stay healthy.
E Park yoda
Feb 8 '08
I've added $3 to his bid. And that's IT. I will NOT go higher for this guy. Even if Sabathia, Beckett, Verlander and Halladay get traded to the National League.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 8 '08
Well, it is finally done. As I'm sure most of you suspect, the statheads here hate it. Not because Bedard is bad, or that Adam Jones is that good. It's because it seems the M's front office is convinced that the 88 wins last season were not due to luck, which it most assuredly was, and that Bedard will make the diffence and the M's will compete well against the Angels. Oh, if it were so.
Dan Domike SeattleDan
Feb 8 '08
THE.......SLOWEST......TRADE.....EVER.....!!!!!
Brian Boyaji EL-NINO
Feb 8 '08
Mike is right on with his comments. In our league there is a good chance Bedard goes for $33-$35. If he gets dealt to Seattle, that might go up a tick or two.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 27 '08
My own personal bid is ridiculous for a pitcher who hasn't thrown 200 innings in a season yet, but I want Erik Bedard, and the bid I've currently got on my sheet is what I know it's going to take. You might get Bedard with Alex's $26 bid, but in Stage Three everyone's got their eye on this guy. If you really want him, you're going to have to really push the envelope.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jan 27 '08