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    Pirates sign Erik Bedard!

    The Pirates have come to terms with free agent starting pitcher Erik Bedard on a one year deal. The deal is worth $4.5 million. It's a low-risk high upside type deal for the Pirates and I do commend them for it.

    If Bedard is healthy, he can be a top of the rotation type of guy for a Bucco rotation that is lacking top end talent. The problem for Bedard is he rarely makes it through a season unscathed. You have to go back to 2006 to find the last time Bedard went through a season without an injury.

    He's been a full time starting pitcher since 2004. He averages 18.5 starts per season, Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers made 34 regular season starts last year, so that should give you a good feel for how many games Bedard has missed.
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    His move to the NL should be an immediate improvement for the Bucs rotation. Good signing by Pittsburgh! They also welcomed back McLouth on a 1 year deal.

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    wow if he can stay healthy that is a big sign!!!!

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    Best case scenario keep him healthy for the first half and flip him for value since its only a one year deal.
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