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Seattle has one chip to flip: Bedard

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08:16 AM ET 06.28 | The Mariners are nearing that point in the season when it may be time to consider selling. You can already start to see it happening: THE No. 1 Mariners story-line in July is going to be Erik Bedard and the million-dollar question: Do you trade him, hoping to maximize the return on a guy with an injury history who can be a free agent at the end of the year; or do you decide it's crazy to get rid of one of the most dominant pitchers in the American League while the M's are close enough to make a run for the division title? When you get down to it, the familiar question about whether the Mariners should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadlnie really comes down to whether or not they should trade Bedard. Because as sellers, that's about the only chip they have that has any value.

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June 28, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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They might as well hold onto him.

agreed. they have a fairly decent rotation in Bedard, Pineda and King Felix....and Bedard looked pretty good against the Braves last night. they are only 2 games out in a tight division, don't give up the ship just yet.

June 28, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Seattle would be well advised to trade Bedard now before he has another injury for a good young bat or two. Seattles pitching is solid with or without Bedard but their bats have been horrible and need some help. Make a package deal with Bedard and Figgins for ???

June 28, 2011  09:29 AM ET

HOW IS THIS NOT A BETTER BALL CLUB?!

Three top of the rotation guys, and decent offense... they should be running away with the West right now.

June 28, 2011  10:33 AM ET
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HOW IS THIS NOT A BETTER BALL CLUB?!Three top of the rotation guys, and decent offense... they should be running away with the West right now.

29th in runs scored is not a decent offense.
As for them having 3 top of the rotation guys, Erik Bedard is 4-6 this year.
He's pitched maybe 3/4 of a season over the past 3 years. Maybe we should wait till he has a full season under his belt before declaring him a top of the rotation guy.

June 28, 2011  10:43 AM ET

dude had so much promise

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June 28, 2011  11:49 AM ET

How about trading management? With three top flight starters, how is this team under .500?

June 28, 2011  05:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Seattle would be well advised to trade Bedard now before he has another injury for a good young bat or two. Seattles pitching is solid with or without Bedard but their bats have been horrible and need some help. Make a package deal with Bedard and Figgins for ???

Agreed sir. Who knows how long he can stay healthy. He probably wont resign so get your $ worth & build for next year.

Adding Figgins might make other clubs think twice though.

 
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