I think its been stated in the Cafe in other recent Wade threads, but it bears repeating -- for the low base amount, Wade could start the season on the 60-day DL, and not even pitch until later in the season... BUT if he's healthy when playoff time rolls around, and contributes THEN, it will have been WELL worth the investment.
What does that mean from a fantasy perspective? Well I'd say follow his progress closely when pitchers/catchers report in Feb. if he's not all-systems go in early camp, he's probably not a very wise high draft pick. He might be worth grabbing low, if you have room.
If he looks good in Spring Training, and seems
healthy, he has the potential to be a solid fantasy starter.
In other words, right now he's a bigger risk to fantasy owners than he is to the Red Sox owners... because the Sox still win even if he doesn't start contributing until late in the season.