Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I'd be curious to know...
Has anyone ever done a "success rate" calculation on pitchers that undergo major arm surgery before pitching above the AA level?
Gardner and Pauley are, most likely, done as legitimate prospects. I know it sounds really calculating, but if they've only got a 3-5% chance of ever pitching in the bigs now -- is it really worth it to spend money paying for them to have surgery and rehab?
How did lawyers get stereotyped as cold-hearted again??
No, seriously, an interesting question.