• Stephen Strasburg, Meet Tommy John

    Posted by on August 27th, 2010 · Comments (9)

    Bummer news for Nats fans.

    Any comment from Rob Dibble on this?

    Who was the last Yankees big league pitcher to blow out his ulnar collateral ligament at the major league level? It’s been a while, no? I know that it’s a speciality for Yankees minor league pitchers. And, the Yankees like to sign guys on the TJS rehab train sometimes too. But, at this moment, I can’t remember the last time this has happened at the major league level for the Yankees.

    Comments on Stephen Strasburg, Meet Tommy John

    1. YankCrank
      August 27th, 2010 | 11:40 am

      Jorge De Paula?

    2. Corey Italiano
      August 27th, 2010 | 12:03 pm

      Forgive me ignorance on the subject, but wasn’t Strasburg brought up cautiously?

    3. Raf
      August 27th, 2010 | 12:17 pm

      Damn..

      @ Corey Italiano:
      Yes he was.

    4. clintfsu813
      August 27th, 2010 | 12:28 pm

      He only spent less than a year in Minors. How is that cautious?

    5. Raf
      August 27th, 2010 | 1:01 pm

      clintfsu813 wrote:

      He only spent less than a year in Minors. How is that cautious?

      They were cautious with his workload, innings and pitch counts.

    6. Corey Italiano
      August 27th, 2010 | 1:05 pm

      Raf wrote:

      They were cautious with his workload, innings and pitch counts.

      So then really being cautious with every young pitcher is silly (suck it Verducci), because it can still happen. It must be evaluated on and individual by individual basis.

    7. Raf
      August 27th, 2010 | 1:29 pm

      Given the premium placed on pitching, it’s understandable why a team would be cautious with young pitchers.

    8. fan9
      August 27th, 2010 | 5:02 pm

      wasn’t Carl Pavano on the ML roster when he decided he needed Tommy John Surgery?

    9. 77yankees
      August 27th, 2010 | 6:48 pm

      If TJ had only trademarked that with Dr. Jobe 35 years ago – he’d have more money than Warren Buffett.

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