mrubino wrote:omar minaya doesnt want any pressure on him to come back too early. thats why they are talking around august. minaya said that people shouldnt expect anything from him this year, that next year is when he should be 100% for the whole season. they are walking on eggshells with him because they dont really know how hard he'll be able to throw until he gets on a mound. the other aspect is his control from not throwing for all these months. honestly fellas, no one will be able to tell you anything until some time passes. youre gonna hear some people say he'll be fine and others that say wait and see. realistically the mets probably wont have to rush him back if maine, perez, and pelfrey hold up the back end of the rotation. plus remember, he is going to need a full "spring training" when he does get back into the swing of things. expect a month in the minors.
That makes a bit more sense. From what you're saying he could toe the rubber and pitch in a month or two (maybe sooner) but the velocity might not be back yet, the command could be sketchy...we just don't know. He could be back much earlier or never depending on how his arm reacts to the surgery and that's something we won't know until it unfolds. Toss in NY spin control and you've got a situation where reality might not match the spin on a fairly regular basis.