We are probably about three weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to camp, and a name that keeps popping up in discussions about the pitching is Erik Bedard. Based on some of the discussions during the fan forums on Saturday – especially with Andy MacPhail/Dave Trembley along with the press – the former Oriole still is on the team's radar.
However, listening to 105.7 this morning on my way into work, and also what I got from FanFest, no one really knows if Bedard is ready to come back or if he’s fully healthy, but he should be able to pitch in the early part of 2010.
Then again, he’s not said much – if anything all – nor, have I heard his name elsewhere when it comes to rumors.
Well, I can understand the aversion to Bedard -- he seems to be a surly guy, always seemed to be hurt, a lot of people in the media sound like they don’t care for him, and didn't seem to be willing to go deep into games. However, he can pitch – when motivated or healthy.