Boof Bonser Out for the Year

Breaking news: Mets AAA pitcher Boof Bonser is undergoing Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season.

Not a huge loss from this blogger’s perspective, since I didn’t think Bonser had much value anyway. This elbow surgery comes almost exactly a year after returning from reconstructive shoulder surgery.

What do you think? Are these injuries just dumb luck or maybe his horrendous mechanics had something to do with it? Some day MLB clubs will factor in the delivery when they evaluate — and train — a pitcher.


Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. wohjr April 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    Let me throw in here how much I appreciated the point you made in the trade DW comments about how much scouting plays into this. The coming fire sale is going to be pointless if the mets don’t know who to go get… and scouting is yet another area where the wilpons have cut corners over the past few years if I’m not mistaken. This is another reason we need prohkorov… an owner who can actually sink money into the little things rather than signing Jason Bay and calling it a winter
  2. wohjr April 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    ps- low hanging fruit:

    Are you sure the title of this post shouldn’t be “My Bonser is flaccid” ????

  3. Brad Radke April 15, 2011 at 7:26 am
    Easy come easy go –
    Will you let Boof go……


    No – we will not let Boof go!!

    LET HIM GO!!


    • CatchDog April 15, 2011 at 10:23 am
      Very fitting for a team that comes from Queens.

      Well played, Brad !

      • Walnutz15 April 15, 2011 at 10:46 am
        Brad Radke’s a genius.
  4. Izzy April 15, 2011 at 9:06 am
    It was quite amusing listening to Cohen bemoan his injury like the team loss a critical piece. If Cohen’s right, this team could challenge for one of the worst in Met history, and that is quite a feat.