AquaMan2342 wrote:Neato Torpedo wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:
OK so he's a huge injury risk and had two good years in a row a few years ago. What's your point?
More like two top-5 years in a row preceded by a good year. I can't imagine what would qualify as a "great" year in your eyes if that's merely "good".
He's pitched 21 innings in the last two seasons. OK, he had two great legendarily awesome supernatural-being-like years. Unless he really is announced as their closer, I wouldn't touch him. There's a difference between risk/reward and simply wasting a pick. It's not like he's Chipper Jones and actually plays part of the season and contributes. Why doesn't anybody talk about Jason Schmidt late then?
The time missed the last two years is due to one injury, and he hasn't yet pitched enough to assess how successful the surgery was. TJ surgery isn't career-ending like it was in the 80s, he could still come back and be effective. Dempster came back after TJ surgery and had an All-Star year his first season back as a SP. And what of pitchers like Burnett? Rivera? Rogers? Jury's still out on Josh Johnson, Liriano, and McGowan, but a lot of people seem to like them.