Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fleecing the Emerald City -- One Year Later

Ah, Erik Bedard.

Nearly a year ago today, he was treaded to Seattle for outfielder Adam Jones, and pitchers George Sherrill, Chris Tillman, Tony Butler and Kam Mickolio.

At the time, I didn't know what to think of the deal as I was pleased that MacPhail was ready to take a risk, while worried that Bedard was going to build on his 2007 season and make Baltimore possibly look like fools.

Of course, some fans and those-on-the-inside knew better about Bedard -- he was known by some in the media to be surly, lack a work ethic, seemingly not have a passion for the sport and of course the injury history -- and didn't think he'd be successful out West.

I figured that his career record, plus his age and the way he finished off 2007 despite his lofty numbers would not translate well in Seattle.

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