Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Boston Red Sox Win Behind Beckett And Go With Bedard Thurdsay

Jacoby finished his last at bat the exact way the way he wanted to. And now our search for a starting pitcher is finished...

Erik Bedard is on his way to Fenway Park, and now begins an even more daunting task:: finding someone who believes Bedard is a good fit in Boston.

It was two minutes before the trade deadline Sunday when Theo Epstein acquired Bedard from Seattle, and it was about two minutes after the deadline that we began to wonder why. Maybe Theo couldn’t coax Matt Young out of retirement. Maybe the Sox decided John Lackey needed another ornery 32-year-old out of the AL West to keep him company. Or maybe they were so desperate for a starter to replace Clay Buchholz that they settled for a square peg and will try to jam him into a round hole.

Bedard is a hard-throwing left-hander with the proverbial good stuff, but when you take a look at the complete package, it’s obvious he belongs in Boston about as much as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie belongs on an Abercrombie & Fitch billboard.

Bedard doesn’t like the media. He doesn’t like crowds. He doesn’t like attention. He doesn’t like day games. Some people wonder if he even likes baseball.

DOES THIS AT ALL SOUND LIKE WE'D LIKE that TYPE OF Player. After all, this OUR team!


At 8/03/2011 11:51 AM, Anonymous BFW said...

Here's the other side of the coin. Erik Bedard is a member of the Red Sox & I support him as long as he wears the uniform. He went to Norwalk (Conn.) Community College, for cripes sake.

He is compared by experts to pitchers Ubaldo Jimenez, Chris Young and Rich Harden.

He was considered a good teammate in Seattle.

He doesn't like the media? Great. He's in the majority.

Here's a couple of quotes from him -
"Boston. I love the stadium and the city."
"So it’s fun. I’m just going to come here and do the best I can, try to win ball games and help the team win."

He sounds like the type of player I want on my team. I think Theo did a good job & now you've found another guy who thinks Bedard will be a good fit.

At 8/04/2011 4:31 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

When put your way, he sounds like an excellent choice.
The articles I read must have been from the enemy camp. Whoever wears a Sox uniform, I root for. Thanks BFW


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