Originally Posted by shingo10
There was no way to predict this injury at all...no risk factors, no history, ect. It was just bad luck. When GM's sign players who have a history of performing bad or getting injured then I think they can be called out for bad signings.
I agree about the luck part but I do not see where a pitcher barely above average in any regard commands that kind of contract. It was an overreaction to Buerhle leaving in my opinion. Sabermetrics and WAR might disagree with that statement, and I do like those things as useful baseball tools, but I thought it was a bad gamble at the start. Never thought Danks was anything special.