DetroitTigers wrote:I have the same concern as you even though it is only spring training. I drafted Bedard as my #1 SP and I also have Lackey, Kazmir, and Gallardo who will all start the year on the DL!! I'm sh*tting my britches right now, especially if there might be something wrong with Bedard....
Oh man, that's some bad luck, but Gallardo and Kazmir should be fine and pitching within a couple of weeks. If it's worth anything, In one basketball league this year, my #1 pick was Arenas, then I just couldn't resist Wade in round 2! I also took a chance on an up and coming yourn laker center.... Bynum. Brother! Luckily once Arenas went down I traded him and Wade in a package deal and did okay.
Back to Bedard - I just read something where his coach is blaming the Arizona weather?... Here it is, it's a CBS blurb:
"The Mariners paid a hefty price to get Erik Bedard. So far this spring, they've got little to show for their investment. Mariners manager John McLaren believes the weather in Arizona has affected Bedard's grip, which has led to the high number of home runs. "I would think that had a lot to do with it," McLaren said. "He's a veteran pitcher. He knows what he's got to do." Bedard's struggles this spring might potentially help Fantasy owners if they allow him to fall in drafts. Continue to draft the strikeout artist among the top 10 pitchers in Fantasy."
Arizona weather affecting his grip? What Arizona weather? And then why isn't every other pitcher's ERA over 10.00?