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Ogando's right shoulder is acting up again, is it time to shut him down as a starter for 2013? Alexi was getting his fastball up to 96, ao his arm strength is there and can be usable in the bullpen. This makes the Rangers 1 starter short of full staff. There are 2 starters that recently cleared waivers: Dan Haren and Erik Bedard. Should the Rangers pursue either? Haren is du $3.7m for the rest of the season, and has struggled with the Nats but has past history of high success. Bedard is a lefty that has been decent this season with the Astros. In the past, before he went to the Mariners in a blockbuster trade that included the Orioles receiving Adam Jones, the Rangers tried hard to acquire him. Since that trade, Bedard has had difficulty staying healthy, but when on the mound has been successful. With the Astros this season he has stayed on the mound and made 21 starts with good but not spectacular numbers: 1.4whip, 8.6 h/9, 4.4w/9, 8.2k/9. All below career numbers, but modestly effective. The Astros would like a decent PNL in return. So is acquiring Bedard the last piece of the starting staff puzzle? Another fact in his favor is that he is owed only $300,000 for the rest of the season or if acted on now, for 8 starts that will have high motivation for him. Time to get ERIK BEDARD?
imo go get dan haren hes pitched alot better as of late
Eric Bedard ! Rangers got the wrong Astros pitcher.
if Ogando is out for the season [8 starts] then Haren or Bedard are the best options having cleared waivers, especially over Lindblom or Wolf as the 5th starter. Despite recent seasons perspectives, Haren and Bedard's career numbers are similar: Haren's are 3.7era/ 1.2 whip/ 8.8 h9/ 2.9 w9 and 7.6 k9 and Bedard's: 3.9/ 1.3/ 8.4 / 3.7/ 8.7. Both reasonably healthy, Haren has been solid of late and Bedard has remained healthy all season and will try to sweep the A's today for the Astros. However, I would go for Bedard because of overall cost.to the Rangers Bedard would cost only a middle road PNL and is owed $300,000, whereas the Nats would demand a top level PNL and cost $3.7 M in salary the rest of the way. Both are about the same age 34 to 32, one lefty the other right handed. So go for the less expensive lefty who would be very hungry to be on a contender for the first time in his career and may just resemble the 2007 Eric version for the last quarter of this season.
I don't understand for the life of me why JD won't call Roy Oswalt.That ol boy has a lot in the tank.Hell I'd call him if they would let me.
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