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The Red Sox are “all over” Erik Bedard

Jul 28, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

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Man, they should really get off of him. He gets hurt so damn easily!

Of course, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi may be speaking figuratively here, suggesting that the Sox are eager to make a deal for the Mariners’ lefty. The Mariners are certainly preparing for such a thing, as Rosenthal and Morosi report that M’s scouts have been checking out Sox prospects recently.

Bedard is certainly a risk. He hasn’t pitched in over a month thanks to an injury, shockingly enough.  But if he can pitch for the next two months, he could be a great pickup. He has a 3.00 ERA and 85/26 K/BB ratio in 15 starts. And he’s way cheaper than Ubaldo Jimenez.

  1. pisano - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    They must think the Yankees want him.

  2. easports82 - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Guess Theo won’t get smoked into a package like Bavasi did.

  3. dodger88 - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    At least his latest injury has nothing to do with his arm. As long as the Bosox (or anyone for that matter) doesn’t have to give up more than a non-descript minor leaguer, give it a shot but keep your expectations low.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    I wonder how eager Cashman is to enter into negotiations with Seattle for their lefty ace a second time…

    In the meantime, Boston is building the most formidable DL rotation in baseball, so Bedard would be a crown jewel.

    • pisano - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM

      I agree, I wonder how long before they burn out Aceves?

    • Ari Collins - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:06 PM

      Only Buchholz is on the DL. And Dice-K, I suppose, but we’re pretty glad of that. Otherwise… good point?

      • djpostl - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM

        rofl. “Only” 40% of your 5 man rotation you set in the spring. Never mind the fact that both Lester and Lackey sepnt time on the DL and Beckett is always an injury waiting to happen.

        Otherwise…good point?

      • Ari Collins - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM

        Considering one is our 3rd starter and one our 5th/6th, it’s not even close to “the most formidable DL rotation in baseball.”

        Aside from his battle with cancer years ago, Lester’s been a horse. And Beckett has averaged 184 innings a year for his Sox career. They each missed a minor amount of time this year, neither with major health problems, and neither has had any lingering issues from their injuries.

        Not to say the Sox have perfect health. But the “DL rotation” idea is way off-base.

  5. joshftw - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Maybe it’s just out of pity for the Mariners.

  6. phukyouk - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Tell you what Boston.. this one time you can have your man. no no.. please we insist. take him. hes yours. but we get the next seattle Pitcher available, ok?

    • easports82 - Jul 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM

      Congratulations! Would you like Jason Vargas or Doug Fister? They’re next.

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