Sabathia down, Bedard to go
Two things happen now:
– Hopefully, other teams look to Bedard as their second choice
– The Sabathia trade will help set the market for what a top-level starter
The bad news is that the haul the Indians made is nowhere near as good as what the M’s gave up to get Bedard, so the question may well be whether the M’s are better off keeping Bedard at all.
The thing I worry about is whether Bedard has already soured the organization on him (as fragile, not PR-friendly, and so on) and he’ll be moved regardless of whether the return would be better than the value of retaining him, in the same way we’ve seen other players shown the door when the team got tired of having them around.
Fun, fun, fun.