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Thread: Pineda out with Labrum injury
04-25-2012 05:21 PM #1
Pineda out with Labrum injury
Devastating blow to a young pitcher. Absolutely horrible blow to the Yankees pitching
staff. This kid was looked at as a possible #1 or #2 and the Yankees gave up their
top prospect, Jesus Montero for him. I really feel for this kid who has legitimate ACE
talent. You just never know about "sure things". No wonder the Orioles are 'babying'
their prospects. Its all fragile, these young arms. Sad.
Last edited by weams; 04-25-2012 at 05:44 PM.
04-25-2012 05:24 PM #2
Sad for the kid, yes. But not for the Yankees.
04-25-2012 05:28 PM #3
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04-25-2012 05:35 PM #4
I always hate to see a young star suffer a terrible injury.
But, if it has to happen, might as well be the Yankees.
04-25-2012 05:47 PM #5
04-25-2012 05:49 PM #6
That's too bad. Good for the Orioles but you never like to see a young player get injured.
04-25-2012 05:53 PM #7
04-25-2012 06:00 PM #8Keys
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When I first saw the thread under Orioles Talk I read it as Pineiro and was thinking this was typical bad news for the Orioles even as a minor league depth signing.
Pineda is much much worse news for the Yankees.
04-25-2012 06:08 PM #9Plus Member Since 02/03 Hall of Fame
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I'm sure the Yankees will be making a trade for Garza real soon.
04-25-2012 06:09 PM #10
As someone who is currently rehabbing an anterior and posterior labral tear, I feel his pain. Cant say I feel the same way about his employer.
04-25-2012 06:10 PM #11
Nice to see that another team in our division has some bad luck too.
04-25-2012 06:14 PM #12
Cashman can say whatever he likes, but Pineda's diminished velo the second half of last year was a huge warning sign, as was the Mariners' seeming willingness to trade a cheap young guy with true TOR potential for a DH (+ Campo - Noesi).
04-25-2012 06:17 PM #13
Ohhhhh.... such a shame to to a young scrappy team like the Yanks. What will they do?
Weams, your always changing avatar is particurly inspiring today.
04-25-2012 06:22 PM #14
04-25-2012 06:30 PM #15
Pitchers are always a risky investment, and any time you pay a significant price for a young arm, you know that it could blow up on any given pitch. However, the consensus at the time of the deal is that it was a smart move for the Yankees to make, and an organization can’t entirely avoid acquiring pitchers simply due to a preference for risk avoidance. If you want a good pitching staff, you’re going to have to take some gambles on some young arms. The Yankees did, and in this case, it didn’t work. That doesn’t make it a bad idea, or a move that the Yankees front office should be criticized for making.
Bottom line – this just isn’t really something to be overly concerned with. He only threw two innings in an exhibition game, and did so after being strongly encouraged to work on his change-up during Spring Training. For Pineda, there was no incentive to come out throwing 95, and he’s already shown that he prefers to work at lower velocities early in games.
If it’s mid-April and he’s trying to keep the Yankees in a regular season game and can’t get his fastball over 92, then it’s cause for alarm. Now, though, it’s just not really something that anyone should spend much time worrying about.
Right, Dave. Nothing to see here. Just bad luck. Etc.