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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Injury Was Inevitable for Noah Syndergaard

Baloney. If this were true, teams wouldn’t have such stringent innings limits on young pitchers.

The result is a system where ball clubs are encouraged — are essentially commanded — to squeeze every last bit of life out of their young pitchers, until their arms are ruined … conveniently, right around the time they’re due to hit the open market. Recently, Martinez — remember, he was the only pitcher whose arm hasn’t been hurt yet — signed a long-term contract in which the team bought out his arbitration period and some of the years he would’ve been eligible to sign elsewhere as a free agent. But it, too, was a below-market deal, for only $11.5 million a year — less than half of what outfielder Josh Hamilton made in both 2016 and 2017, despite having not played a single game either season.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2017 at 10:10 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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