Is Jason Schmidt done?


Here’s an example of what I’ve been reading from pretty much every sports publication that is reporting on Jason Schmidt’s recent injury:

Los Angeles pitcher Jason Schmidt’s comeback was put on hold Friday after four starts. The Dodgers placed him on the 15-day DL because of problems with the surgically repaired shoulder that sidelined him for the entire 2008 season.

The move is simply a nicer way of telling the public how bad he’s been. Schmidt originally signed for three years and $47 million. He is in the last year of his contract, though the Dodgers have been eating it since he was acquired from the Giants. Schmidt, who was once a Cy Young-contender, has been sidelined for the the last three years with a shoulder injury and has only pitched a handful of times for the Dodgers. His recent return to the rotation has proved unsuccessful and, as their roster is full of talent, Schmidt has been given the the boot.

He is by far the worst signing in Dodgers history and I’m sure Giants fans are laughing their asses off. Still, I give the guy credit for coming back and giving it his best shot. Schmidt will be a free agent at the end of this season and, since no team will take the risk, this is likely the end of his career.

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