• Bedard To M’s?

    Posted by on January 27th, 2008 · Comments (9)

    It’s starting to look like Seattle is going to pick up Erik Bedard.

    Think about that rotation, for the M’s, if the deal goes through: Felix Hernandez, Erik Bedard, Miguel Batista, Jarrod Washburn and (probably) Brandon Morrow. Those first four guys are all good – at least they were last year – for close to 30 starts and 190 innings pitched.

    Beware the Emerald City, indeed.

    Comments on Bedard To M’s?

    1. Corey
      January 27th, 2008 | 11:08 pm

      too bad their lineup is extremely overrated

    2. Raf
      January 27th, 2008 | 11:17 pm

      Seems the guys at USS Mariner do not share your optimism

    3. January 27th, 2008 | 11:37 pm

      I do believe that the Mariners have Silva as their fifth starter. He’s a pretty good fifth starter (I think). Morrow will probably slot into the pen for the year, especially if Sherrill is included in the deal.

    4. Yu Hsing Chen
      January 27th, 2008 | 11:43 pm

      Bedard = awsome but major health risk

      Felix = awsome potential but havn’t put it together.

      Washburn = decent middle order pitcher

      Silva = decent middle order pitcher (maybe)

      Batista = ok back rotation guy that might bomb any time (he’s 37!)

      meanwhile, their offense if full of junk and they just traded away all their potential upgrades.

      So at best they’re the 03 Dodgers. who lead the league in run prevention but missed the playoffs by a mile because … GASP OMG YOU MEAN RUN SCORING MATTERS? BUT BUT BUT PITCHING WINS!!!!

    5. Andrew
      January 28th, 2008 | 12:11 am

      Seattle – good, potentially very good pitching, horrendous, potentially disasterously bad offense. They were lucky to even be a .500 team last year. The AL West remains the weaklings of the American League, and the Angels should win it handily once again.

    6. williamnyy
      January 28th, 2008 | 8:04 am

      Silva, Washburn and Batista are all league average pitchers with significant fluctuations in their year to year performance. So, I am not too impressed by them.

      Felix is clearly a talented arm, but he hasn’t exactly torn it up in three ML seasons. In fact, his 2007 season was a drop off from 2006 in terms of H/IP and K/IP, two important indicators that contradict his ERA improvement. Regardless, at age 21, I don’t think you can consider him a lock to be a stud quote yet, at least not any more than Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain.

      Bedard, meanwhile, is another talented arm who has gotten better over the past three seaosn. The one concern with him, however, is his failure to ever top 200 IP. If you can’t get more than 160-170 IP from him, it mitigates value.

      In summary, the Mariners do have a pretty good staff, but it is far from dominant. When you consider the offense could very well be pitiful, well, then the team as a whole doesn’t look too formidable.

    7. January 28th, 2008 | 8:11 am

      ~~I do believe that the Mariners have Silva as their fifth starter.~~

      Whoops! My bad. Good catch.

    8. Raf
      January 28th, 2008 | 9:47 am

      Seattle – good, potentially very good pitching, horrendous, potentially disasterously bad offense.
      The defense ain’t much to write home about either.

    9. Sky
      January 28th, 2008 | 10:42 am

      The M’s are probably a few wins better this year and next because of this trade. But once Bedard sign a long-term contract, he stops being a positive, because that money could have been spent on any free agent without giving up players for him. Jones should be an above-average player, but make peanuts for the next five years and the other players are also positive contributors, both in terms of wins and monetary value. So what’s better past next year — Jones, Truinfel and a big money free agent or just a big money free agent?

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