Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Would Mets move Johan to the pen

Forget Mike Pelfrey, the bigger question is whether the Mets would consider Johan Santana to the pen.

It's funny I've read varied medical opinions on pitching, some say that pitching every five days on a consistent and regular schedule even though it means 100 pitches an outing is less stressful then inconsistent relief work. Meanwhile, others argue that despite the irregular use, only making 20 pitches an outing is better for a player's recovery.

It doesn't help that there isn't much data in regards to the injury Johan is attempting to comeback from, with something like T.J. surgery they know exactly what the course of action is but this shoulder surgery is so rare that they really have nothing to go by. Chien Ming Wang is still attempting to comeback two years after the same surgery.