Originally Posted by JB98
I wouldn't panic about this just yet. It's concerning, yes, but a lot of times the first year back after surgery is pretty rough on pitchers.
Jake Peavy had surgery in 2010. He was a much better pitcher in 2012 than he was in 2011. His ERA was nearly 5 his first year back from surgery. Last year in the second year back, it was 3.37 -- which was right around career average for Jake and very good by American League standards.
I think this is going to be a tough year for John Danks. In fact, I think it will be ugly at times. However, I don't think it necessarily means he's done.
Exactly. I don't know why anyone is panicking at all. This was entirely expected, in fact, I thought the Sox would be prudent to hold him out until the break and send him to EST as his warmup. He is already way ahead of my expected schedule, so I'm fine with some "setbacks" here and there along his recovery. It's important to get him 100% right so we don't risk pouring that contract completely down the drain.