Apparently Lowry's location has been hugely off because he's suffering from minor tendinitis between his wrist and his thumb. He's describing it as a 1 or maybe a 2 on the pain scale. It might sound like he's covering it up by saying it's not that bad, but hey, pitching's the kind of thing where you get benched with something as weenie as a broken nail, like AJ Burnett yesterday: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080302&content_id=2401277&vkey=spt2008news&fex t=.jsp&c_id=mlb The slightest bit of discomfort in your hand can throw you wayyyy off as a pitcher, so I'd wait until he says he's fine and it turns out he's not before we all freak out and realize we'd now have literally no trade bait. And Lowry's also pissed off that people are all the sudden comparing him to Rick Ankiel and Steve Blass and stuff. I kind of agree. You can't say he's like Rick Ankiel now that he walked a shitload of guys and threw a few wild pitches in a spring training game. But I'll buy his excuse for now. As long as he's all set by the start of the season.