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 of injury problems, but when healthy he’s a very strong starter, possibly even an ace at times.
If the Pirates did end up signing him it would be a risky move considering his injury history, but it would come with a ton of upside. Bedard has the potential to easily be the best pitcher in the rotation if he manages to stay healthy. I had Bedard as one of my targets in my preview of the free agent starting pitchers.