- Jul 15, 2009
- Reaction score
- Houston, TX
If they were worried about "ruining" him, they shouldn't have pitched him at all. There's no real evidence that shutting him down when they did was any better than letting him pitch all season or not pitching him at all this and bringing him back in 2013.Yeah no reason, other than ruining the arm of an amazing pitcher.
The only facts are (via James Andrews) that the tendon is weaker after the surgery for 1-2 years, and that a second Tommy John Surgery greatly reduces recovery rates.
Its simply faulty logic.
EDIT: You'll notice a familiar name at the end of the list of examples: Adam Wainwright. Yeah, that Adam Wainwright, who shut down the Nats on Monday night.