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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