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    Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

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    Erik Bedard revealed Wednesday that an MRI exam earlier this season showed that he has "a tear in the labrum and a cyst" in his injured left shoulder.
    "We tried rehab and it got better, but it never got good," Bedard said. "The pain was less at times, but I always felt it." Surgery to repair a torn labrum would knock Bedard out for at least half of next season and put his future in question, as the injury typically has a lower success rate for comebacks than Tommy John surgery. With one season of arbitration left before free agency, it's possible that the Mariners could non-tender Bedard during the offseason, in which case they'll have parted with Adam Jones, George Sherrill and three prospects for 81 innings of a 3.67 ERA.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/pla...aspx?sport=Mlb

    The decision to not trade Jay Bruce and/or Johnny Cueto for Bedard last offseason is looking like one of the best decisions the Reds have made in a long, long time. Imagine how far that trade would have set the Reds back.
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The decision to not trade Jay Bruce and/or Johnny Cueto for Bedard last offseason is looking like one of the best decisions the Reds have made in a long, long time. Imagine how far that trade would have set the Reds back.
    Except that Jay Bruce is a bust.

    I agree. That non-trade is looking like a brilliant move at the moment.

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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    The risk of something like this is why I was totally against it from the Reds standpoint. They can't recover from losing that many prospects. In general, markets like ours can't get into these sweepstakes. Looks like Holliday from the Rox is going to be this year's "Bedard" on RZ.

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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Except that Jay Bruce is a bust.

    I agree. That non-trade is looking like a brilliant move at the moment.
    It looked like a brilliant move last January.

    By the way, according to Bedard, the injury happened in his very first start as an M. So much for him lacking testosterone.

    Bavasi couldn't value him properly in trade and even though he's an expert on intangibles, Bavasi couldn't valuate Bedard's character properly either.

    God I hope BB is mostly making Starbucks runs for the guys in the FO.

    Shame on the Seattle media too.....
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post

    The decision to not trade Jay Bruce and/or Johnny Cueto for Bedard last offseason is looking like one of the best decisions the Reds have made in a long, long time. Imagine how far that trade would have set the Reds back.
    You can't automatically assume his labrum would have torn had he been pitching for Cincinnati, or St. Louis, or any other team. He would presumably have had different routines, different exercises, different regimens that might have prevented the injury.

    Or exacerbated it...
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    You can't automatically assume his labrum would have torn had he been pitching for Cincinnati, or St. Louis, or any other team. He would presumably have had different routines, different exercises, different regimens that might have prevented the injury.

    Or exacerbated it...
    That may be so, but I still wouldn't have traded Jay Bruce or Johnny Cueto for Bedard. He's a fine pitcher when healthy but he's not someone I would empty the farm out for.
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Bedard turned down long-term deals in Baltimore and Seattle, I think. Oops!!
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Lot of folks here wanted Erik Bedard in the worst kind of way. Happy to say that I wasn't one of them.
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    can't remember where the guy that made that trade is working right now...

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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    He is expected to be out 6-9 months.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/baseba...26_mbok18.html

    It also is possible that his career could be over if the surgery goes bad.
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    can't remember where the guy that made that trade is working right now...
    I think I remember him taking a job with another ball club a couple of months ago...It was the...oh god.

    Oh god!

    OH GOD!


    Thanks for planting THAT in my mind!

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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    He is expected to be out 6-9 months.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/baseba...26_mbok18.html

    It also is possible that his career could be over if the surgery goes bad.
    If it's his labrum, it might mean his career is basically over even if the surgery goes right.
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    You can't automatically assume his labrum would have torn had he been pitching for Cincinnati, or St. Louis, or any other team. He would presumably have had different routines, different exercises, different regimens that might have prevented the injury.

    Or exacerbated it...
    I doubt that a torn labrum happens on one pitch;it's a gradual thing. It would have eventually happened anywhere, IMO.

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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    Agree, Puffy. There had to be some weakness in there.
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    Re: Erik Bedard to undergo surgery to repair torn labrum

    What about picking him up now, in a deal similar to what was given Ron Gant in the mid-90's? A salary close to the league minimum for next year, with an option (or two) for the following year(s) at a reasonable salary?

    Just a thought.
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