Normally the Atlanta Braves are stockpiled with young, talented starting pitchers. For the 2014 season, it sounds like they might change things up and collect veteran, possibly-washed-up starting pitchers.
To be fair, these are often the kinds of depth signings that keep contending teams afloat for stretches of the season during the hot, tired days of the middle of the season.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 24, 2014
If it were me and my zero experience in a front office, I would go with Bedard given the fact that he almost won a spot in the Tampa Rays rotation. If he was almost good enough for Tampa Bay’s rotation, that means he is probably definitely good enough for just about any other rotation in baseball.
As for Baker, he spent his spring with the Seattle Mariners. In four starts he went 1-1 with a not-so-exciting 6.75 ERA. Still, he has won 10 games thrice in his career, so his chance in Seattle surely won’t be his last.