For several years now, I have ranted about how Bavasi does not do anything. Or, when he does, all I do is criticize. This time, I am taking the "yellow brick road" approach.
The M's are going to have to give up some talent to get some talent. I would like to see Adam Jones do well, but the M's are not making the playoffs because we have a great RF. Bedard would be a nice lefty compliment to King Felix. Having Bedard could help take some pressure from King Felix and allow for a great 1-2 punch. To Bedard's credit, he is only 26 years old. Assuming we can keep him healthy, and sign him to a long-term contract, the M's could have a great start to building a solid pitching rotation.
This trade has the smell of Mark Langston for Randy Johnson, Brian Holman, and Gene Harris. The only thing about that trade, Randy was a total unknown but losing Langston was a big deal back in the day. With this involving Jones, it smells like the Cruz Jr. trade that brought Mike Timlin and Paul Spoljaric to the M's. Cruz Jr. had endless "potential" and for the most part has had a somewhat successful career as he has bounced from the M's, Blue Jays, Giants, D-Rays, D-Backs, Dodgers, Padres, and now the Yankees.
Pitchers and catchers report next week!