Erik Bedard to start Opening Day

Clint Hurdle makes it official: Erik Bedard will start opening day, April 5 vs. Philadelphia. #Pirates #Phillies

— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) March 22, 2012

As he should be.

The acquisition of A.J. Burnett drew a lot of attention from fans this off season, but the signing of Erik Bedard was the biggest off season move, in my opinion. In 24 starts last season, Bedard posted a 3.62 ERA and has yet to have an ERA over 4.00 in six years. The biggest thing with Bedard is staying healthy. But when he is healthy, he is good.