I have no doubt that Jesse Biddle will come back from Tommy John surgery and pitch in the major leagues in 2017 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It will not be the first time the Pirates organization has turned a pitcher’s career around including a former Phillies lefty at that.
Just last year the Pirates may have saved J.A. Happ’s career. Read HERE. Yes, another former Phillies left-handed pitcher who struggled in previous major league stops. Happ signed again with the Blue Jays in November for a 3 year, $36 million contract.
For some reason the Phillies have been unable to develop a starting pitcher since Cole Hamels. It will be interesting to watch Aaron Nola for a full season.
We first remember Hamels and his battery mate Chris Coste almost lead the Phillies to the post season in 2006 and then to the World Series in 2008. That was a long time ago!
Good luck Jesse! Remember “luck” is a combination of “opportunity” and “hard work”. You are getting a great opportunity with Pirates and we know you will do the hard work.
Here is a video of one of my favorite memories of Jesse Biddle when he got his 12th strikeout in seven innings of pitching on a hot Sunday afternoon at Bright House. It was back on June 3rd of the 2012 season in a Florida State League game . Watch HERE.