Erik Bedard began his career like a house of fire for the Baltimore Orioles in 2006 and 2007. Unfortunately for Bedard though, things have gone downhill since then and he will be playing on his fourth team in as many years this season when he takes the hill for the Houston Astros. Bedard is just 25-30 since the 2007 season and after a 7-14 season last year, he needed another new home. It has reached a point though where Bedard may have found a solid place to play for the next couple of years.
Houston is at a point where they have nowhere to go but up after a terrible season last year and while the Astros are likely to be even worse this season, Bedard will have the chance to be a stable force in the Houston rotation. Bedard will likely not have a lot of pressure on him being with the Astros at least to start with since expectations are expected to be so low. That will only help Bedard.
If Bedard can get through the 2013 season with at least ten wins, it is going to be a victory for him and the Astros in general. Bedard has always been a player that I thought would be much more successful than he has been so far. This is going to be a season that defines if Bedard can play anymore at the major league level.