Bedard Passes Physical, Deal Done

Dave · February 6, 2010 at 8:53 am · Filed Under Mariners 

The M’s announced the Bedard deal officially today. It’s the reported one year deal, but it also has a mutual option for 2011. Now, before you get too excited, mutual options are generally not exercised. If Bedard doesn’t come back, the M’s won’t pick it up. If he comes back and pitches really well, Bedard won’t exercise it. It’s there, but it’s not overly important.

Yusmeiro Petit is the casualty of the 40-man roster, being DFA’d to make room for Bedard. If you’re wondering, they can’t put Bedard on the 60 day DL until the end of spring training, so for now, he’ll use up a 40-man roster spot. He’ll be DL’ed before the season starts, though, so if the team needs to add a non-roster player (like Josh Bard) to the team, they’ll have Bedard’s spot to do so.


51 Responses to “Bedard Passes Physical, Deal Done”

  1. Coug1990 on February 7th, 2010 11:31 pm

    I am not sure how that changes anything I wrote. Caveat emptor. Personally, I loved watching Putz pitch when he was closing games for the Mariners, but I don’t really respect him. For all I know he could have been making the entire thing up, but no one has come out to deny what he said as far as I know.

    Players have pain all them so the Mets might not have thought anything about the situation. If I were a betting man (and I am not), I would guess your third point is most likely true.

    But, let’s go back to the point I was making, there is no reason to be mad at MacPhail.

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