All of that is easy to say about Pryor and his choices, of course, because he ended up, after a short stay on the free-agent market, not having as many choices as he or anyone else thought. Teams weren’t willing to give him a multi-year offer. Having only played his new position for one full season may not have helped. The intrigue over how good he could get and how far he could go did not, in the end, translate into a bigger commitment.
For those to be his choices, Pryor needed to make the most of it — and to make the most of this next season, so that he could have better choices next season. As he told ESPN 980 in Washington (the team’s flagship station) Monday: “I didn’t mind too much not having a long-term deal. I wanted to, but I wanted to make it fair for myself.”
And, as Pryor told team beat reporters on a conference call earlier Monday, things could change quickly with the aforementioned quarterback, now or at the end of the year.
Shelby Miller’s tenure with the Diamondbacks has been a volatile one to say the least, and it just got a little worse.
The 26-year-old who was traded to the D-Backs last season for former Top-5 prospect Dansby Swanson confirmed he will undergo Tommy John surgery, ending his 2017 season.
It was discovered a couple of days ago that Miller had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but he had not decided whether or not to have the surgery that has one of the longest recovery times in baseball.
Miller had a tough first year with the D-Backs, but had been Create Cheap Jerseys better this season — going 2-2 with 20 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched as well as a 4.09 ERA in one of the best hitting ballparks in all of baseball.
The recovery time for Tommy John surgery varies, but it can take from 18 to 24 months to recover.