Sunday, March 23, 2008

Is it too late to move Joba back to rotation now?

This is the second time Andy Pettitte was being skipped his turn this spring training. Of course, they all said this was not a big deal at all. They always say that. Did Andy try not to aggravate his elbow and lead to this back spasms? I know Andy had back spasms last season and then came out to pitch all season. I also know every professional athlete has all kind of pain and it seems never being 100% healthy during their career. They all play through the pain and just how much pain they can stand, but it always causes me to concern every time when the pain is big enough to let them stop doing something or make it publicly, especially do you notice how many "hopefully" Pettitte was saying about pitching all season during two interviews regard for missing his turns?

I said this on this preview post when Andy was being skipped at the first time this spring for his elbow,

I don't mind to start Big Three with Mussina and Wang at the beginning season if Pettitte need more time for his elbow. I always feel we won't be able to find out who is the best option to replace Joba's role in the bullpen if Joba is there.

Is it too late to move Joba back to rotation now? Give Pettitte the time he need for healing is not a bad idea as well.


Todd Drew said...

I think you may be reading too much into this, Jessica. Everything seems fine for Andy to pitch on Thursday and be ready for his start on April 2. If they need to move it back a day or two they can just move up Moose, Hughes and Kennedy. But there’s not even any talk of that.

It's all going to work out.

Jessica Lee said...

HA! Hopefully, everything goes well like what you said.