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Erik Bedard arrives tomorrow

Erik Bedard is traveling today and will join the Red Sox tomorrow according to team officials.

Meanwhile, you may be interested to note that Bedard does have an important New England connection in his career.

He attended Norwalk (Conn.) Community College and was drafted from there in 1999 by the Orioles. Bedard was a nondescript high school player in Canada who suddenly blossomed in college.

Also, Baseball-Reference.com has the Bill James “Similarity Scores” of each player. It’s a way of comparing players to each other. The pitchers Erik Bedard are most similar to statistically?

Ubaldo Jimenez, Chris Young and Rich Harden. You can’t make this stuff up. Thanks to alert reader Doug for pointing that out.



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