Mariners Sign Erik Bedard

Dave · December 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Yep, again. This time, after missing all of the 2010 season, Bedard gets a non-guaranteed contract, meaning that they can cut him before spring training ends and only owe him a fraction of the base salary. It’s no-risk, some reward. So, he’s back for another year.


24 Responses to “Mariners Sign Erik Bedard”

  1. BillyJive on December 2nd, 2010 6:31 pm

    Well we are after all bargain bin shopping right…
    I don’t mind this at all…no real risk here and when he’s on and he’s healthy…

  2. jayson on December 2nd, 2010 6:43 pm

    I second that. Great move I think.

  3. Jordan on December 2nd, 2010 6:46 pm

    Oh the possibilities…

    Upton, Smoak, Ackley

    Felix, Bedard, Pineda

  4. Jordan on December 2nd, 2010 6:47 pm

    Oh the possibilities…

    Upton, Smoak, Ackley

    Felix, Bedard, Pineda

  5. Jeriod on December 2nd, 2010 6:58 pm

    I am not gonna lie, I love this move. After a year off, and not much work in the last 1 3/4 years, lets hope Bedard is finally healthy. He was lights out for 4-5 innings, then I guess his injury reared its ugly head. If he can be 100%, which he has never been in a Mariners uniform, he is a quality #2 starter. I have my fingers crossed.

  6. New England Fan on December 2nd, 2010 7:07 pm

    Not a bad deal. If he ever gets healthy, he could be worth something. Flip him for prospects at the deadline if he does well.

  7. Carson on December 2nd, 2010 7:13 pm

    Am I correct in understanding that the Mariners are on the hook for his rehab anyway?

    How does that work? Is there a time limit for that, or can he just hang around the team for the next 20 years to save money on a gym membership?

  8. SODOMOJO360 on December 2nd, 2010 7:29 pm

    Even when Bedard was healthy for us he never could make it beyond 5 innings. It was a good 5 innings but it hurt the bullpen. I hope the M’s sign another SP like a Francis type.

  9. jephdood on December 2nd, 2010 7:32 pm

    No-brainer move. And I’m happy to see the M’s do *something*.

  10. Jordan on December 2nd, 2010 7:33 pm

    His membership comes w/ an 8-million dollar clause in which he promises to pitch one pitch in 2011, or else the Scooter store won’t help w/ his mobility.

  11. niterunner on December 2nd, 2010 8:21 pm

    How does that work? According to the mlb site, the 40 man roster is full, and the Mariners will not get a rule 5 draft pick. Today is the deadline to ask for outright waivers to drop a player in preparation for the rule 5 draft.

  12. Jordan on December 2nd, 2010 8:27 pm

    the 40 man roster is full

    Lopez has been traded to Colorado.

  13. Jordan on December 2nd, 2010 8:30 pm

    Darn the 40’s full again. No worries niterunner, I anticipate more trades to precede the Rule 5.

  14. LMF on December 2nd, 2010 9:12 pm

    Long time listener, rare contributor. Based on absolutely no historical data or objective information I love the karma of this signing. Just like bringing back Griffey for year one of his farewell tour worked out like a dream, so to should Bedard’s 2nd (3rd) shot in Seattle. If nothing else the upside here is a midseason trade for prospects which would help heal the wound that is the Baltimore trade. I don’t see a down side.

  15. earinc on December 2nd, 2010 10:03 pm

    I surprise myself in saying I kind of love this (admittedly minor) move. Who would have pegged this long-term relationship after Bedard’s first year in Seattle? Why not ride it out at the price? I totally agree with LMF.

  16. davepaisley on December 2nd, 2010 11:10 pm

    Ah, Erik Bedard – the gift that keeps on taking…

  17. Greeff on December 2nd, 2010 11:49 pm

    I think it’s a good low risk move.

    and if he pitches good the first half you can flip him for some prospects.

  18. illuminati33 on December 3rd, 2010 12:42 am

    I think it’s a good low risk move.

    and if he pitches good the first half you can flip him for some prospects.

    It’s quite a lofty assumption that he pitches at all.

  19. maqman on December 3rd, 2010 1:48 am

    I like all the moves Z has made so far.

  20. dchappelle on December 3rd, 2010 6:10 am

    A little surprised at this. The success rate for pitchers with multiple labrum surgeries is tiny. But I guess the M’s know more about his shoulder than anyone else.

  21. Greeff on December 3rd, 2010 6:32 am

    It’s quite a lofty assumption that he pitches at all.

    Well, his labrum has had a whole year extra to heal and his latest surgery was minor. i think Bedard will suprise people.

  22. et_blankenship on December 3rd, 2010 9:56 am

    At least the press conferences will be worth watching again.

  23. Drew Garret on December 3rd, 2010 11:13 am

    If his body doesn’t hold up for more than five innings. Wonder if he could work out at mid relief or set up?

  24. SpokaneMsFan on December 3rd, 2010 1:30 pm

    Assuming if he does make the opening day roster the contract is still incentive laden based on IP I don’t see how this can be anything but a good move.

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