I'm not as high on Lopez as some but do like Bedard as a decent 5th starter. As the O's No.1 Lopez is down to start against Oakland and then the Yankees and the Red Sox twice each before the end of April. Talk about a killer month. Assuming he's not shellshocked, if you sit him in April and then use him from May he may be more productive.
Also his two starts in April vs the Yankees he'll face the Unit.
On the other hand Bedard has a far easier schedule early on as the O's No. 3 starter. Assuming the 5 man rotation stays in tact he'll face Oakland, Tampa Bay, Detroit and then Toronto. Unbelievably he's scheduled to miss the Yankees and the Red Sox completely in four series in April. Could be a very nice spot starter for April at least.
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