All posts tagged "Erik Bedard"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Erik Bedard Feeling Healthy and Strong

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Erik Bedard signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December, adding a lefty to the rotation, and depth to the pitching staff. Over the off-season, Bedard has been working hard to be healthy and strong heading into the 2012 season. "Just the normal stuff: workout the...

  • Analysis
    Pirates starting pitchers – K% and BB%

    Here is a visual look at how the Pirates’ starting pitchers compared to the rest of the league in strikeout and walk rates last season. This graph shows every pitcher that threw at least 100 innings in 2011. The two lines mark the average rates for this particular group of pitchers, which...

  • Top Stories
    Updated Value of a Win & How It Relates to Andrew McCutchen

    A recent piece on Fangraphs re-establishes the value of the cost per win on the free agent market. How does this affect the decision by the Pirates this past off-season and going forward with Andrew McCutchen?

  • Top Stories
    The Pirates Need Another Starting Pitcher

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made one addition to their starting rotation this off-season, adding Erik Bedard to a one year deal. Their rotation heading in to the year looks decent, with Jeff Karstens, Charlie Morton, and James McDonald all looking like locks for the rotation. They also have Kevin Correia and Brad Lincoln...

  • Analysis
    40-Man Roster and Payroll Updates

    With the signings of Erik Bedard and Nate McLouth being made official, the following updates have been made to the site: -The 2012 40-man roster/payroll page has been updated. The current projected salary is $43.2 M. -The Future Payroll Chart has been updated, adding Bedard and McLouth, and removing Pedro Ciriaco and...

  • Transactions
    Erik Bedard Signed, Jason Jaramillo DFAd

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Erik Bedard signing official, per a team press release. To make room on the 40-man roster, Jason Jaramillo has been designated for assignment. The Pirates have ten days to trade, waive, or release Jaramillo. If he clears waivers, he could be outrighted to AAA. Bedard has the...

  • News and Rumors
    Erik Bedard to Sign With Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates may be close to a deal with free agent left hander Erik Bedard, according to Marc Brassard (h/t to Blitzburgh Blog for the find). The report is written in French, as is an article translated from a news site in Canada.  The translation is a bit rough, but both...

  • News and Rumors
    Winter Meetings Day Two: Contingency Plans

    The Pirates agreed to a deal to bring Nate McLouth back. On the second day of the MLB Winter Meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to several deals in order to add depth to the major league roster. The team agreed to a deal with Nate McLouth, bringing back the former Pirates...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Interested in Erik Bedard

    Nick Cafrado of the Boston Globe reports that left handed pitcher Erik Bedard is drawing interest from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bedard is coming off a year where he put up a 3.62 ERA in 129.1 innings, along with an 8.7 K/9, a 3.3 BB/9, and a 1.0 HR/9.  He's had a huge history...

  • News and Rumors
    2012 Free Agent Options: Starting Pitching

    For Pittsburgh Pirates fans, the 2012 free agent market for starting pitchers will be simple: compare everyone to Paul Maholm.  The Pirates made it clear that they wouldn't be bringing Maholm back in 2012, despite having a $9.75 M option for him to return.  With the starting rotation looking like it needs...

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