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Big Pimpin wrote:He's definitely a different pitcher. His mechanics are different than they were last year. His delivery/follow through has changed. And he's definitely not missing as many bats as he did last year. I don't know if it's the hip or some other injury or maybe it's nothing at all, but the results have not been there consistently. Oh well. Can't say I'm shocked that Bedard hasn't materialized as a top 5 starter.
Maybe he'll have a few good starts and the M's can trade him for a GG caliber CF with good offensive upside, a great lefty reliever, and three pretty good prospects.
noseeum wrote:Yoda wrote:noseeum wrote:I don't get the "what did you expect" comment. He's not hurt. If he's hurt, he's out. Fine.
If he's pitching, what you DON'T expect is a 4.50 ERA, which he hasn't approached in the last three years. Mediocrity is one thing. Completely stinking up the joint is another.
He's always hurt. He's a good pitcher but not a top pitcher like he was for 3 months last year.
Yoda, this is not even responding to my point. He's been hurt several times, yes.
But when he's pitched, he's had a 3.63 ERA for the past 3 years. Not just 3 months last year. 3 years. So no one should have EXPECTED a 4.5 ERA. Esp when he's moved to a pitcher's park. One could have expected him to miss a few weeks because of injury. One could have expected him to have to round back into form after missing a couple of weeks. But one should not have expected him to have a 6.54 ERA in his last six starts, which if you take out the Boston start balloons to 8.43 in 5 starts. He hasn't pitched that poorly since he's become a starter, or he obviously wouldn't even have a job. If he's hurt they should DL him. If he's not, he should be pitching better.
Hurt is better. He can be put on the DL. Crappy pitching while not being hurt stinks.
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