Sorry, too many words in that last post. Here’s my more concise view on the potential Erik Bedard signing.
Signing Erik Bedard for $1.5 mil. + incentives is like winning some sweet-looking Prada shoes for $25 on Ebay. You’re excited, because it doesn’t happen very often. You know they might end up being unwearable: too small, or really beat up, or in that class of weird-ugly Prada footwear instead of awesome Prada footwear. But it’s only $25, and if they turn out good, you just got $400 shoes for a fraction of the price.
Also, make sure you read Danny’s post below, which I have now completely buried.