Originally Posted by tixe
I can't remember why I liked Bedard the last time his name was brought up. The numbers don't look terribly promising.
Might be this:
Erik Bedard Minor League Numbers:
His MLB K rate has been excellent (7.95 K/9IP), his HR rate solid (0.74 HR/9IP). Bedard's issue last season was that he'd get into spots where he'd suddenly lose command, walk a batter or two, and give up the big Inning. But that wasn't as big an issue as it was in 2004 and he significantly decreased his BB rate.
Bedard's got the goods to be a long-term front-line MLB starter. If he's at all available and healthy (the caveat), I'd try to move him on in pronto.