Michael Pineda lost for season

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at www.passion4baseball.blogspot.com since 2003.

About William Tasker

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at www.passion4baseball.blogspot.com since 2003.

39 thoughts on “Michael Pineda lost for season

  1. This space for rent for "We could have had Montero instead of Ibanez" complaints in 3… 2… 1…

  2. But that doesn't mean the fans will acknowledge that and stop the calls for Cashman's head.

    Will, is there any info on other pitchers with this kind of injury and how they perform after recovering? I'm guessing this isn't nearly as serious as a torn rotator cuff.

    Feel really bad for Pineda. I hope he recovers and comes back stronger than ever. I wonder if he over pushed himself because of the pressure of being in New York.

  3. Labrum tears are serious. Really, really serious. http://slate.me/z74gHl.

    With all due respect for all of the caveats about every individual case being different, the generic category of labrum tears is a career threatening category of injury.

  4. So who gets to stay when Andy's ready in a couple weeks? I imagine Phil keeps his spot and Freddy goes to the pen?

  5. This taught us that 1. There is never such thing as too much pitchers 2. Trading for pitchers ESP. Youngsters are risky.
    Yankees are doomed come playoff time if Kuroda is inconsistent and Hughes doesn't recover.
    I've said it all along how Montero should have stayed; I'm not trying to sound like a genius but this feeling is quite bitter

  6. I didnt like the trade when it happend and i really dont like it now . cashman should resign tomorrow …

  7. Ugh, what terrible news – all the more reason to be happy to see Andy throwing in Trenton tonight.

  8. Well now the issue is replacing pineda in the long term. Plan for the worst hope for the best and all that. While I have heard rave reviews of banuelos and betances Mitchell's outings in spring training impressed me. Could he be ready for the 2013 season if Pinedas shoulder doesnt come back.

  9. This sucks, I feel bad for the guy. They will survive this. Even is Pineda never pitches again, Montero for Campos will be a fine trade for us.

    This isn't anyone's fault. Stuff happens. The monday morning QB'ing should be about not going all in and getting King Felix……

  10. What Matt, and some other are missing, is that Montero is still unproven as well. Sure he was dynamite when he came up last season but there is no proof he can do that for a full season.

    What gets me is that Cash makes a two-for-two trade that is pretty much even and it blows up in his face. How many other teams seemed to overpay for young pitchers (ex. Wash. for Gio) and for now not seem to get burned?

    Like our humble host Jason says, shit happens.

  11. The two pitchers I wanted to see the most this season: Joba, and Pineda…ugh…This just highlights how fickle pitching health is. The Yankees are no less lucky or more lucky than any other team. Pitchers get hurt, it happens to every team. ALOT. I am interested in the Rangers experiment into higher pitch counts, and if more work rather than less works for their starters.

  12. Like many baseball fans, ive learned to appreciate the value of working counts and walks and ops and not giving away outs etc. etc…

    but there's something to be said for a guy with the potential to put up bigtime batting average/hr/rbi numbers, something i thought montero could do

    i know he didnt have a position… but montero could be a guy you build a lineup around, a true cleanup hitter… for all the craziness… tell me… how much winning to Manny Ramirez' teams do???
    …correct answer, A LOT

  13. Note to self: you can never, ever, everrrr have enough pitching!

    The one thing that I've been thinking about all night is: What if we didn't trade AJ?

    I know I am in the minority on this one, but my gut told me that he was going to have a solid year for us. We could use him now, instead of paying the pirates to take him from us…never enough pitching.