Tommy John Surgery
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:56 PM
To be fair to the Twins, Liriano was in 2006, Neshek was in 2008 (neither of which were really a surprise given their mechanics), and the Twins had absolutely nothing to do with Zumaya's injury.
So that leaves Nathan in 2010, Gibson in 2011, and Baker in 2012. At one a year, that doesn't exactly seem like it's an overwhelming number compared to other clubs, especially with how common the surgery is becoming.
Between the minors and majors you are looking at about 20-25 players a year. At basically 4 in the past 3 years or so it's not a huge anomaly.
Pitchers just get hurt, the human arm was never meant to throw over hand in such a motion. Liriano was traded to the Twins because he was always an injury risk, Gibson had previous arm problems (which is why he dropped from top 5 pick down to the 20's) and I don't see how the Twins could have possibly done anything wrong in regards to Nathan.
At the end of the day I think it's just bad luck.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:27 AM