Mariners Re-Sign Erik Bedard

The Mariners re-signed Erik Bedard to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, the team announced. The 31-year-old left-hander did not pitch in the Majors in 2010 and has had season-ending shoulder surgery in each of the last two seasons.

The Mariners parted with Adam Jones to acquire Bedard and, when the lefty's healthy it's not hard to see why it cost so much to acquire him from the Orioles. He has posted a 3.24 ERA with 8.9 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in parts of two seasons in Seattle, but he has yet to make more than 15 starts in a season for the Mariners. The team declined an $8MM option for Bedard's services earlier in the offseason.


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46 Comments on "Mariners Re-Sign Erik Bedard"


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jt24
4 years 7 months ago

I for one, loved the long story that was posted with this story

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BG921
4 years 7 months ago

Jacky Z continues to make the great moves!!!

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shysox
4 years 7 months ago

WOW.
How did that work out the last 2 times?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Keep in mind though, if he doesn’t make it to the mound, he gets no money at all…It’s non-guaranteed

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KeithLawSucksInStl
4 years 7 months ago

Exactly. No risk, maybe some reward. What GM would turn that down?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

They could keep resigning him all they want, they still aint getting Jonesy, Tillman, or even Josh Bell (George Sherill) back.

Seriously though, I wish him the best and hope he can get back to at least 70% healthy. This guy, when on, is unhittable…Wish him the best of luck and health!

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shysox
4 years 7 months ago

Not one of those guys did anything special in the majors.

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shysox
4 years 7 months ago

except for jones, that is

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

True, but I still consider Tillman a breakout candidate…He hasn’t done anything…yet. I still think he’ll be good…

Bell is still a semi prospect (not a prospect but you know what I mean)…He did look really not so good in his cup of coffee…But I think he figures it out eventually.

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marinersarmy
4 years 7 months ago

Tillman was projected as a #3 starting pitcher, nothing big. We got someone to equal him (if not better) in Beavan (from the Cliff Lee trade).

And what’s Josh Bell got to do with the Bedard trade? The M’s never had the guy, we dealt Jones, Sherrill, Butler, Tillman, and Mikolio.

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4 years 7 months ago

Bell was the guy the O’s got for Sherrill. You know the year after he was an All Star closer that went twice as long in the All Star game then closers usually ever do in the AS Game.

Well I think he was saying he would not do any ‘do-overs’ where the O’s would give back all the players including Bell (instead of Sherrill).

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coachofall
4 years 7 months ago

They have actually played real MLB games unlike Bedard

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shysox
4 years 7 months ago

ha! good one.

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4 years 7 months ago

Sherill was an all star the year the Dodgers traded for him

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mrmoss
4 years 7 months ago

LOL

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4 years 7 months ago

If only the Mariners had those players back, they might have won as many games as the Orioles did this year.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 7 months ago

Thus continuing the need to prove the 2008 trade wasn’t the fleecing of the decade.