...not that I blame him:
Now, all's well, especially for Bedard. He is excited to be out of Baltimore.
"That's the big thing. With Baltimore, it seemed like we were always going backward," said Bedard, who had a team-record 221 strikeouts and allowed a league-low 6.97 hits per nine innings last season.
"When I first got there it was fun, because we were signing a lot of guys and were looking forward to competing with Boston and New York. It all went downhill from there."
...he said the Orioles never made a true effort to sign him to a long-term contract; MacPhail said Bedard never wanted to stay.