2010 in Review: Érik Bédard

Seattle Mariners' starter Erik Bedard pitches against the Texas Rangers' in the first inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle on July 12, 2009. The Mariners beat the Rangers 5-3 to take three out of four games. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant) Photo via NewscomThis picture is not from 2010.

Erik Bedard didn’t pitch in 2010.  He was supposed to return in mid-June and join Felix Hernandez and Cliff Lee in one of the greatest one-two-three punches in Mariners history.  Then the M’s started to tank and the management figured that since Erik wasn’t doing particularly well in his rehab assignments they may as well shut him down for the season – before his season even began.

Outlook: Bedard might return to the M’s in 2011.  He might not.  He’d certainly help out the club if healthy, but in all likelihood he won’t be, so I’d prefer the M’s non re-sign him.

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