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07-05-2010, 05:40 PM
Erik Bedard scratched from Tuesday start with shoulder stiffness
Posted by Geoff Baker
Well, those of you hoping to see Erik Bedard pitch tomorrow night, you're going to be sorely disappointed. Not as sore or disappointed as Bedard himself, though. After his last bullpen session, his shoulder felt stiff and sore. Sort of the way it had in the past when he's had setbacks.
He's seeing the team doctor right now and we should have some type of update later on. But for now, he's not making tomorrow's start.
"He says he's still feeling a little bit of discomfort in his shoulder,'' Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu said moments ago. "It kind of creeped up on him in his last bullpen. We're going to have him re-evaluated by the doctor today and we should know a little more later on this afternoon.''
Ryan Rowland-Smith will start tomorrow instead, with the rest of the rotation falling into place.
Wakamatsu said the team is hopeful Bedard's injury is nothing serious and that the pitcher can be reassured about his ability to continue to pitch in the near future. "It's a little bit of what he experienced before. A little stiffness in his shoulder. I think, rather than jump right into the start, hopefully it goes away.''
07-05-2010, 05:52 PM
Are you freaking kidding me?
07-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Well, those of you hoping to see Erik Bedard pitch tomorrow night, you're going to be sorely disappointed. Not as sore or disappointed as Bedard himself, though
Yeah, well I am going to that game, and I beg to differ (again) Mr. Baker! I'm not getting a multi-million dollar base salary to ice my damn shoulder and hang out in the dugout!..... That, my friends, is called bitterness.
Oh well, Hyphen has been pitching better, they're great seats (thanks JosephC)- Greinke is pitching and is having an off year. So, seeing a Cy Young winner is always a treat, and beating him would be even better.
07-15-2010, 05:51 PM
God damn it Erik, stop jerking us around and either get healthy or hang up the cleats.
Bedard threw today and felt discomfort. Seen by Dr Yocum, no report back yet
07-15-2010, 06:56 PM
Bedard and Yocum must be the best of buddies by now.
07-16-2010, 07:58 PM
Add in kerry wood to that list too.
07-20-2010, 11:25 PM
F*** You Erik Bedard. Look, you seem like a nice enough guy and all, but why did you have to jerk us along like this in the first place?
Erik Bedard says he's "probably not" going to pitch this season
Posted by Geoff Baker
The team is keeping tight lips on the results of Erik Bedard's MRI exam. But the fact that he is consulting with both his surgeon, Dr. Lewis Yocum, and the Mariners' medical director, Dr. Edward Khalfayan, is a tipoff that the news can't have been great.
In fact, right after the game, as Bedard was about to hurriedly exit the clubhouse, I asked him whether there was any good news from the exam.
"No, not really,'' he said.
When I asked him what the exam found, he said "You'll have to ask the doctor.''
As he was walking out the door, I asked whether it looks like he's going to pitch at all this season. He replied "Probably not.''
That's when he left.
So, there goes another potential "feel good" story in an otherwise lost season for the M's. You have to feel for Bedard, who has put in a ton of work to get back out on a mound after his surgery, but just can't shake the irritation in his shoulder.
07-21-2010, 02:25 PM
LOL^ Im not surprised.
07-23-2010, 10:34 AM
That blows. Just another kick in the sack by the 2010 Seattle Mariners. Way to have us give up on 2011 too.
07-23-2010, 10:48 AM
He was only signed for 2010 with an option for 2011, which most likely wouldn't have beene exercised if he was healthy, no? So this could actually be a good thing if we do end up getting a HEALTHY bedard in 2011. Why do I feel like an idiot for putting Healthy and Bedard in the same sentence?
07-23-2010, 11:29 AM
I think the option is mutual, so they'd both have to agree to it. Maybe he'll feel guilty, otherwise, given the M's penchant for being leery of injuries, he may be on his way out. He got paid for nothing this year, they might not want to chance it again.
07-30-2010, 04:25 AM
...I think the whole Club needs to go see a Sharpa Guru or something...because everyone is having such negative energy...even we the fans!!!
following the whole season from Hong Kong...here is what I really believe is our 1st wrong moves....people make the Big Show on a position (defensively) that has been practiced, game tested, and retooled year in and year out....when Z and Waka decided to make a .300+/3B whom bats leadoff all his life go to 2B...that is JUST a SUPER TABOO in the game of baseball...not only are you switching the bread and water of a man that has made a living doing good and mastering what he does best....you totally change the diet and expect a SUPER buffet to come from it...somebody is SMOKING hella Seattle Purple Haze up there in Front Offices!!!
Lopez is the same problem...he got shuffled from the comfort of 2B (what I call the soft SS position)...and got stuck the big beefs in the game going to the 4-hole in hitting and than punched hard into the HOT CORNER!!!...eh..did you all catch that...yes....it's not everyone that is built to be a 3B in the game...SS move to the hot corner (eh...left side of the field)...but NO ONE ever moves someone from the right side to the left OVERNIGHT....other than Z and Waka...what kinda baseball logic is that...
I'm still playing ball here in Hong Kong and China as a utility guy...I grew up as a CF and 3B....I've asked my coaches back in my school playing days why I was never a 2B (I'm a 5'8", 160lb Chinese guy)...for some reason, they something in me all those years that said I was a HOT CORNER guy and it would have been a waste to put me at 2B...
So now over the years...as a coach here in this part of world...I have learned establish the reason behind that logic after meeting Billy Ripken in China back in 2008 for the Ripken Baseball China Tour...he stated that when Cal was switched as a lifetime SS to 3B...the only thing that mattered was the mental attack logic...Cal was an All-Sport athlete in the family...so moving 20 feet over to his right side was not a problem..but the mental preparation to charge a baseball that is going to come at you at 135+mph when it is hit by a pro IS!!!...
a 3B needs to be a Kamikaze...a bit crazy...and ball hungry....agressive
a 2B needs to be balanced....quick....defensive...
Hence our major problem back to the subject....Lopez got to the Big Show by living on the RIGHT side of the diamond...and Chone got to the SHOW by living on the LEFT side....eh...isn't that just simple logic of switching the hour hand and minute hand of a watch and noticing that every minute the hour moved a full day....
THE MARINERS has been a lost cause since they decided to make this big switch...it's not just bad Karma..it's bad Feng Shui dudes and duddettes.....they should have SWITCHED everything right after the All-Star break..but it seems...head office is getting more and more sucked into it's pre-Madonna attitude of it's "GRAND GAME PLAN" back during spring break....
It's time to bring Griffey back from his discontent....(He is our Ruth whom built this club before all these GM's and coaches)...with that...we need Edgar to be our hitting coach....and GET RID OF OUR CATCHERS....dang reason we are all losing ball games in the 8th and 9th is because our quarterbacks SUCK!!!...they are at the bottom of the catching Totem-pole....Dan Wilson should be the catching coach....and while we're at it...get Buhner out of the commentator seat and into front office...I'm sure Bones will justify salary cap for what we need in POWER HITTING...I wouldn't mind having Randy J back as a pitching coach..he's been coached by so many to become who he is today..I'm sure he can get all our SOUTHPAWS back into the mix of things!!!!
R.I.P. 2010 Mariners...but I "STILL BELIEVE"....maybe not in the Z'ermit and Waka'Fonzie show unless they get some JAPANESE BASEBALL experts into the front office!!!
07-30-2010, 07:42 AM
I just wanted to say welcome, and implore you to stick around and keep posting. Lopez and Figgins switch is bad Feng Shui?! I'm using that! Great post.
07-30-2010, 09:12 AM
Philipe, brilliant post with explanations. I hope you stick around on the site. Since you are a utility guy, what is the hardest position for you to play?
08-03-2010, 07:46 PM
Ha. Haha. AHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Erik Bedard to undergo shoulder surgery Friday
Posted by Larry Stone
The details are still sketchy, but we've just been informed Erik Bedard will undergo shoulder surgery on Friday. It will be the third straight season in which Bedard's season has ended with shoulder surgery. This year, he never threw a pitch, so it's not quite accurate to say it's season ending surgery.
The operation will be performed by Edward Khalfayan, the Mariners' team physician, assisted by Lewis Yocum, the Angels' renowned orthopedist. Yocum did the previous two operations on Bedard.
A press release just arrived. The surgery will take place in Seattle. The decision to operate was made after Bedard was examined by Khalfayan, Yocum and Dr. David Altchek.
08-04-2010, 10:28 PM
Not surprising Mr. Glass hurts himself again he really should consider retirement when he is healthy he is very good but Bedard cannot stay healthy.
08-05-2010, 12:10 AM
Reminds me of the picture I saw of Rich Harden...
08-07-2010, 07:12 PM
It's become an unwanted part of Erik Bedard's baseball life: Late-season surgery on his pitching shoulder.
And if he's correct, this will be the last one as a member of the Mariners.
Bedard, 31, returned to the Mariner clubhouse Saturday after Friday surgery to remove a bone spur in his left AC joint. It's his third operation in three seasons on the shoulder.
Bedard, who had major surgery on his labrum last Aug. 14, had been ticketed to return to the M's rotation in July. But in his final rehab starts at Tacoma, he felt discomfort, resulting in the latest operation and ending his 2010 season before it could begin.
"That's the most disappointing part," Bedard said. "You get pretty much at the end, when you're going to get (back) to the big leagues, and it breaks down."
Bedard is signed only through this season, with a club option for 2011. Asked if he thought he might return to the M's, he said he'd "love to."
"But I didn't pitch this year," he said. "So why would they pick up the option? It's just common sense."
Manager Don Wakamatsu, asked if he'd take Bedard on for another season, said, "That's strictly Jack's decision (referring to general manager Jack Zduriencik). It's a decision for the front office."
Bedard has had an injury-riddled three years with Seattle that have frustrated Mariners fans. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder late in September, 2008, a season that included two other disabled-list stints for hip and shoulder problems.
His career numbers for the M's: An 11-7 record with a 3.24 earned-run average, 164 innings pitched over 30 starts.
Both Bedard and trainer Rick Griffin expressed optimism that this latest procedure can be overcome in stride. There was no damage to the labrum or rotator cuff.
"It's going to be an easy rehab compared to last year," said Bedard, acquired in the controversial trade with Baltimore early in 2008 that sent Adam Jones, George Sherrill and other prospects to the Orioles.
Said Griffin, "For him to be so close, and to see how hard he's worked and the bullpens he's thrown . . . this year, especially, he's been phenomenal. He's done everything he's been asked to do."
Griffin said he talked to a Yankees scout who had seen bullpen sessions by both Bedard and ex-Mariner Cliff Lee on the same day as Lee was recovering from an abdominal-muscle problem in April.
"He (the scout) told me Bedard's bullpen was better than Cliff Lee's, and he thought Bedard was going to come back before Cliff Lee," Griffin said. "So that's how good Erik was throwing.
"It gets frustrating. You throw, feel good, go to bed and you wake up, and feel those pains. It's a roller-coaster, especially when you've gone through it three times."
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