Mike Adams is just another one of the feel-good stories coming out of the 2013 Phillies.
Of course, to become feel-good, he had to go through a period of feel-terrible, which unfortunately began in the middle of the season, when the Phillies needed him to pitch through the eighth inning.
But hey, the important thing is that Adams is feeling better after right shoulder surgery. I think. You know, it’s getting hard to tell what the important thing is. Family? Who knows.
Adams went into his surgical procedure with about as much enthusiasm as Cole Hamels has going into a start: Pessimism abounded, and he pretty much assumed he was off to the glue factory. But the word from his doctor post-op was, “I should feel the best I’ve felt in a couple years.” So hopeful was the news that Adams is already making plans for 2014, possibly throwing as early as this October, when he will most definitely not have prior plans.
The wise move is to keep waiting, and most likely Adams, will be reappearing in the preseason, when the Phillies need him most.