Posted on: February 4, 2010 11:25 am
On the Mariner's official blog site, Jim Street reports the club is turning its effors tto re-signing Erik Bedard.
the lefty is expected to miss the first three or four months of the regular season but could return midseason to provide some "significant" pitching help.
A new contract could be incentives-based. Bedard has been hurt more than healthy since being acquired from the Orioles before the 2008 season.
Posted on: August 17, 2009 12:56 pm
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times writes:
Erik Bedard was back in the Mariners' clubhouse after the surgery on his left shoulder. He'll can't resume playing for a minimum of four to six months so he'll probably be out at the beginning of next season.
He'll be a free agent and when asked if he'd like to return to the Mariners, Bedard said yes but acknowledged he hasn't talked to GM Jack Zduriencik.
Overall, he's relieved to have the surgery behind him and move forward.
Posted on: August 6, 2009 2:53 pm
The Seattle News Tribune speculates that Erik Bedard’s injury-marred career with the Seattle Mariners might end without him taking the mound again this season, with the veteran lefty’s ailing left shoulder shutting him down once again.
Bedard won’t throw again before undergoing an MRI exam in Seattle on Friday, which will be compared to an earlier MRI of the shoulder.
“Erik’s frustrated – we all are,” manager Don Wakamatsu said. “He wants to come back, we want him back, but the No. 1 thing is, we want to get to the bottom of this.He will be a free agent in November.
Posted on: June 16, 2009 11:23 am
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. is happy with his team's place in the standings but he knows there's still work to be done.
The Phillies have been looking for a starter but Amaro told the Philadelphia Inquirer , "We'd like to improve both areas," he said, referring to the rotation and bullpen. "We need all of the above. We're pursuing both. That doesn't mean we're going to get any, but you're always trying to improve."
As far as the payroll goes, Amaro added, "We don't have unlimited flexibility, but we do have flexibility."
On suggestion, Seattle lefty Erik Bedard.
Posted on: June 1, 2009 2:53 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2009 2:56 pm
According to SI.com, the Phillies were scouring the trade market for starting pitching help even before Brett Myers became the latest big-name casualty. Several reports suggest Jake Peavy is at the top of their list along with Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee and Erik Bedard.
Posted on: May 31, 2009 3:55 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2009 2:27 am
Don't expect Kenny Williams to just sit back and wait for Jake Peavy to change his mind. According to Joe Cowley at the Chicago Sun-Times, the White Sox general manager "is rumored to be smack dab on the trail of the likes of an Erik Bedard or Roy Oswalt." Where Cowley heard these rumors, we do not know. Manager Ozzie Guillen told Cowley he never knows what's next with Kenny.
We heard speculation from Jon Heyman earlier this week that if the Mariners move Bedard, they could require a package similar to or greater than what was offered for Peavy. I can't see Williams ponying up like that, but both aces will require a sizeable bounty from anyone who targets them.
Clarifications have been made to the original post. - Tim Dierkes
Posted on: May 30, 2009 10:32 am
Edited on: May 30, 2009 1:42 pm
A few links for Saturday morning...
Posted on: May 29, 2009 10:49 pm
Brett Myers is out for the season with hip surgery. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports spoke to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr., who said the Phillies don't have the money to add multiple starters. Instead they'll aim high, with names like Erik Bedard and Roy Oswalt speculated by Rosenthal. So, not a Brad Penny type. SI's Jon Heyman wrote about Bedard's appeal earlier today.
Rosenthal also wonders if Myers' surgery could restore some lost velocity, making him an intriguing free agent after the season.