Orioles Trade History: 2008

2008

Orioles: P Erik Bedard

for

Mariners: OF Adam Jones, P George Sherrill, P Chris Tillman, P Kam Mickolio, P Tony Butler

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Tyler's BylineThis trade goes down as one of the best in Orioles history, especially with Baltimore’s bad history with trades.

Erik Bedard had a career-year with the O’s in 2007, putting up a 13-5 record with a 3.16 ERA and 221 strikeouts.

However, Bedard expressed his disapproval of Baltimore and told the club he wanted out, so the Orioles made this huge trade.

The biggest piece to this trade was Adam Jones, who has now become the face of the Baltimore Orioles. He’s a three-time All-Star and has proven to be one of the top outfielders in the MLB.

Chris Tillman was another big piece from this trade and managed to become one of the Orioles’ top pitchers for the last few seasons.

Tillman struggled to find control early in his career, but figured things out in 2012 and became an All-Star in 2013.

George Sherrill, the flat-billed closer for the club from 2008-2009, was a fan-favorite. Sherrill had 31 saves in 2008 and made the All-Star team that season. He was later traded in 2009 for third baseman Josh Bell and pitcher Steve Johnson.

Kam Mickolio struggled in Baltimore and didn’t last long (but would be traded later for another key Oriole), while Tony Butler never actually made it to the majors.

So what about Erik Bedard? He struggled to remain healthy in his time with the Mariners and only posted a 20-23 record in Seattle.

Erik Bedard since trade

GP GS C SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L WHIP ERA
2008 SEA 15 15 0 0 81.0 70 38 33 9 37 72 6 4 1.32 3.67
2009 SEA 15 15 0 0 83.0 65 29 26 8 34 90 5 3 1.19 2.82
2011 BOS 8 8 0 0 38.0 41 22 17 3 18 38 1 2 1.55 4.03
2011 SEA 16 16 0 0 91.1 77 41 35 11 30 87 4 7 1.17 3.45
2011 Total 24 24 0 0 129.1 118 63 52 14 48 125 5 9 1.28 3.62
2012 PIT 24 24 0 0 125.2 129 76 70 14 56 118 7 14 1.47 5.01
2013 HOU 32 26 0 0 151.0 149 83 77 18 75 138 4 12 1.48 4.59
2014 TB 15 14 0 0 72.2 74 40 34 7 27 64 4 5 1.39 4.21

He bounced around with a few teams after that and is now pitching with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Winner

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