Originally Posted by 757690
The only draw back to Dusty is that he blew out Woods and Prior's arms.
I'm not a Baker fan either, but I think this argument, while valid, is debatable. How do we really know if how Dusty used Wood and Prior had anything to do with their injuries? How do we not know if they didn't already have arm problems (problems that had not yet surfaced) before Dusty got a hold of them? How do we know if Dusty had used them any differently if they still wouldn't have gotten injured? Did any of the young pitchers in San Francisco develop similar problems while Dusty was there?
I think it's become way too easy to jump all over Dusty when it comes to blaming him for the injuries to Wood and Prior because we really don't know for sure. I know this idea won't be popular here, but just looking at it from a different viewpoint. Discuss.