Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Seattle Correspondent On Bedard

FenwayNation's Seattle-based "Left Coast" Correspondent, Laird Harris, weighs in on new Sox acquisition Erik Bedard:

"I think it was a low risk move for Boston. When healthy, he’ll be very good especially against left handed line-ups. It took him three starts to get going early this season but then had a string of excellent games. Historically, he has pitched well against the Empire...One thing, other than being injury-prone, that should concern BoSox fans: Bedard values his privacy and does not like to be interviewed. He got a little better here, but our writers were willing to back off and give him space. I don’t know how, or whether, this will affect his mound performances. Win or lose, he is prickly with reporters."