Originally Posted by Boondock Saint
How is this any different from what Peavy went through? He came here on an injury, pitched a half a season before needing unprecedented shoulder surgery, had a bad year being 1 year removed from shoulder surgery, then pitched a respectable season and a half for us before getting traded.
Agreed. And if Danks doesn't perform in the near future then, yes, he can be considered a failure based on the expectations that existed when he signed his deal. Equivocating between the two situations only lends credence to JB98's assertion that certain individuals "hate" Peavy.
Either a guy performs or he doesn't; the reason why he doesn't perform, whether it be related to injury or some other issue, is meaningless in the general scheme of things except to the player himself and, perhaps, the organization paying him.