I know there are varying opinions around the Nation as to how good Nick Masset is/was, but the recent retirement of Brandon Webb got me thinking about shoulder injuries, and thinking about shoulder injuries seemed like a great reason to write a quick post instead of grading essays.

Shoulder injuries have become the new elbow injuries. That is, they are very often career death. Nick Masset has not been healthy in over a year. He’s not going to be ready to start the season. This is all starting to sound familiar.

I could be wrong about this, of course, but I don’t think we should consider Nick Masset to be a viable option any more. He’ll probably pitch in the majors again, but I doubt he’ll pitch very much or very well. I hope he proves me wrong, because I’ve been a bit of a Masset fan, but I think he’s done. Shoulder injuries like he`s had seem to be more likely to end a career than to be a mere bump in the road.

What do you all think?