pjalst wrote: Grounded Polo wrote: Neato Torpedo wrote:
:-/ I wish they'd just announce it and extinguish all hope. Maybe then I can use my DL spot on someone that will certainly come back.
lol at someone showing interest in Corey Patterson, though.
I think that if you're short on DL slots and having a DL guy wasting a roster spot is crucial, it's pretty much time to cut your losses. I drafted him on one team but that league has 5 DL slots (and I've been fortunate enough to have all 5 spots used basically year). The recent update sounds terrible and Arizona is clearly not contending. It's looking like if he doesn't shut it down, he COULD come back for like 3 starts at the end just to see where he stands before 2010. Either way, the hope of this guy coming back to provide a last season spark is fading fast.
It's not worth it for him to come back for just a few starts. If he's going to have surgery he might as well get it done as soon as posible so he can have more time to recover and build his arm strength back up. I have him in a Dynasty league, so I'm holding on to him in hopes that he can make a full recovery.
Well, the reason he's been trying so hard to pitch again this year was because he could be a free agent at the end of this year, and he wants to prove to teams that he's healthy. At this point, it's looking like he might just have to take a one year deal somewhere and prove it next year, I guess.
Realistically, I know that even if he does come back, he won't be very useful, and I try never to start a pitcher coming back from injury in his first start or two anyway, but it's really hard to drop my fourth round pick when I've gotten nothing of value out of him this year.
I do kinda wish they would just say he's finished for the year, although I have nobody to drop him for at the moment.