The Baltimore Orioles?
Erik Bedard would look excellent in the 2 spot of the rotation. What would we have to offer to get him?
SEASON PITCHING STATS
ERA W L IP
3.76 15 11 196.1
BB K AVG A K/9 BB/9
69 171 .258 7.8 3.2
The Orioles are offering him about 2.7 million in arbitration as we speak and Bedard is asking for 4... (compare those numbers to kyle lohse who signed for 4.2!!!)
The O's need a LF and more pitching. However a package of say a Dunn, Milton/Lohse, Freel and possibly a PitcherTBNL from the minors for a Eric Bedard, Nick Markakis and a mid tier prospect. I would be praising WK for days.
Nick Markakis Bats L Throws L
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB/SO--SB CS OBP SLG AVG
491 72 143 25 2 16 62 220 43/72---2 0 .351 .448 .291
Markakis is a solid contact hitter with a little pop and an average glove in
LF Markakis (I'm assuming he could play left)
5 Saarlos/ whoever actually wins the job
The 1-3 would be the best in the NL by far. Also we will have speed in the outfield and defense for days... I'm not entirely sure how many years Bedard has left in arbritration but we wouuld have the $$ from the Milton contract. The trade proposal isn't perfect but what would it take?