Comments on: Is Michael Pineda Ahead Of Schedule? Should We Be Excited About That? The official Yankee blog of ESPN's Sweetspot Network Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:22:58 +0000 hourly 1 By: fuster Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:03:43 +0000 we really should be rooting for Pineda to ready to pitch for us in August and September and to be an important part of the rotation in 2014.

By: SDM Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:52:08 +0000 I’m going to respond to each point

We’re not going to see a medical report, because frankly outside of the Yankee brass and Pineda it’s no one’s business.

If his shoulder wasn’t ready, there is no chance a doctor would clear him to start rehabbing it. He’s too big an investment to just throw away for the sake of getting him on a mound early.

It’s always possible for him to reinjure his shoulder, but just like anyone who undergoes a surgery you can’t say sure. It might be within a few years from like Kerry Wood, it could be when he’s in his 40’s like Curt Schilling or it could be never again like Rodger Clemens. Pineda got hurt in the first place due to a perfect storm of him being told not to throw by the Mariners until he arrived in ST in January, the trade delaying his his start so his conditioning was well behind what it should have been, and him forcing his body to do something at full speed it wasn’t ready to do so yet.

Pineda himself has stated that he full range of motion, which is the truly bright spot because that is usually the reason why the shoulder is so tricky. Scar tissue buildup hampers movement preventing the player from his normal motions. Considering the damage was very very small and could be done by scope, any scar tissue that could have developed would be negligible.

By: Hawaii Dave Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:41:04 +0000 Pineda , who? Isn’t that a horse, stuffed w candy that I got for my kids when they were little, for their birthday parties? You hoist it up on a rope and the blindfolded kids swing a bat at it.
other than that, I don’t know what a Pineda is. But I’d be curious to learn.

By: OldYanksFan Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:35:56 +0000 Frankly, I’d like to hear a medical report.
Is he fully healed?
Is there a higher chance he could reinjure the same area?
Is there any physical impediment because of the injury?

Or can we evaluate him as a healthy player and just judge him on the results?