Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pedro - Donde Esta? or Where Have You Gone Pedro Martinez, Our Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to You.. BOO HOO HOO

Four to Six Weeks. Six to Eight Weeks. Hell, just say eternity, for that's what it will seem like for #45 to return.

We have witnessed this in the past that he is strong on the mound when at the top of his game, but can be as fragile as balsa wood and snap. And, the reparation period to me seems to be akin to gluing a dropped vase. The parts may all be there, but congruency is ruined. It takes a few weeks for him to regain his form. Ostensibly, what can we do, but pray he gets better quickly and that the doctors are overestimating his condition to be cautious.

Whenever I think of bad breaks in pitching, David Clyde, Todd Van Poppel, Brien Taylor and a slew of others, it just simply makes me shudder. Pedro is a fantastic pitcher, but now is not the time for him to be hurt.

I think managers must make the players more accountable for fitness and flexibility - but that is a whole 'nother topic for the next time.

This blogger, "The Power Zone" and I are in agreement:


Joey Ashcraft said...

Thanks for the kind words about my post. You have a great blog yourself, by the way.

Bennett Baruch said...

I partially agree, but not completely. SNY made a very good point two nights ago during a broadcast -- pre-HGH, a pitcher that had a career of 10-15 yrs was at the end of their proverbial rope. Pedro's first season was in 1993, 448 games and 2677 innings later - his body is pretty much finishing up with professional baseball. I am sorry to say, but this is Pedro's last year. May he go ahead and prove me wrong, but I am all about hanging out beneath mango trees in his native D.R. Pedro turned these Mets around, but he is tired of rehab'ng and so is his body.

UltiMETFan1969 said...

Bennett, my friend. A great response. The spirit is willing, but the hamstrings are weak.