Bedard one step closer to helping us

Updated: June 17, 2010, 3:18 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
As colleague Tristan H. Cockcroft so aptly detailed in the hitter (Hit Parade) and pitcher (Sixty Feet, Six Inches, Relief Efforts) columns this week, mid-June is the time to start targeting pitchers for the second half of the season. CC Sabathia, Scott Baker and Gavin Floyd are just a few names with significant splits the past two seasons that fantasy owners should look to acquire. Of course, it's not all about pitchers an owner must trade to get. Sometimes it's about the injured folks working their way back who are sitting there on free agency.

Back in February, I blogged about 10 players who fantasy owners were tired of, and oft-injured Seattle Mariners left-hander Erik Bedard led the list. At the time, I noted that Bedard, recovering from labrum surgery the previous August, kept disappointing those fantasy owners who expected another 200-strikeout season and lots of wins. It wasn't that Bedard pitched poorly; he just wouldn't pitch enough. That will again hold true this season.