"big questions remain about Pineda moving ahead. "
He's 23...he has some of the best surgeons and rehab staff in the world available to him. I'd say he has a pretty decent chance to comeback from this....
"As the GM he has to be accountable and when I stated that we can't get around the fact Montero was traded for this guy"
Montero hasn't even had close to a full season in the Bigs yet. Potential does not equal performance. I think I'll wait a few years before I consider him to be a star. Right now, he's a kid with a lot of potential, nothing more.
Yeah, this is a major blunder on Cashman's part, one that I hope gets ownerships attention.
This effects the team in many ways. Not only can't Pineda win games for the Yanks, he can't even take all important innings for the pitching staff.
We also lose one young bat that could have been integrated into the lineup for years to come. Regardless what some of these posters need to believe about Montero, he always starts slow and finishes strong. Anyone that's paid attention to him knows that. That's why I don't put any credence into what they say.
>He's 23...he has some of the best surgeons and rehab staff in the world available to him. I'd say he has a pretty decent chance to comeback from this....
Yup, fingers crossed for him and a quick and speedy recovery
"Regardless what some of these posters need to believe about Montero, he always starts slow and finishes strong."
I keep mentioning this but they are ignoring it and locked in on saying well Montero isn't playing too stellar now.
At least Montero is healthy and on the field and will more than likely improve as the season goes on.
His minor league career showed those same trajectories a slow start and a monster as the season developed.
They can't justify an injured Pineda by trying to highlight Montero's start to the season.
Yup. Do me a favour Yankee fans, when McGowan pitches for the Jays sometime this season, root for him a little. This was a guy who had number 1 elite stuff before he was injured back in 2007. Papi said that he had the best stuff in the AL.
He is now turning 30 and attempting a comeback after 3-4 years of rehab. He could be a good role model for a young guy like Pineda who will have to undergo not just a healing process over the next 12 months but also a whole new throwing regiment.
Its one thing to recover from labrum surgery and throw in the low 90's. Like Pineda, McGowan was a power pitcher. Its tougher for the hard throwing guys to recover.
In any event, I am not a Yankee fan but I hate seeing a young pitcher like Pineda go down like this. Many fans of McGowan have had their hearts broken. We know the feeling.