Lofunzo wrote:mweir145 wrote:I'm not sure where you guys have got your information, but Ricciardi has been saying for months that BJ Ryan will be back in ST healthy. Take that with a grain of salt knowing the source, however.
I don't see any reason why he can't be the elite reliever he was, or atleast somewhere close to that level. Successful TJ surgery has been shown to make a majority of pitchers actually better than they were.
Sure you want to believe everything that Ricciardi says:
Did you miss the part where I said "take that with a grain of salt knowing the source?"
Stop trying to cause argument and altercation where again...there isn't any to be had.
Anyway, lying wouldn't exactly be the best thing for Ricciardi right now as he is on the extreme hot seat right now with both fans and management, but it's certainly a possibility. In any event, drafting BJ Ryan this year as a top closer wouldn't be the thing to do at all even if he is there at ST.