Just a quick entry this morning...
2001 - No starting pitchers visited the DL
2002 - 3 DL visits, 84 missed days
2003 - 3, 60
2004 - 3, 91
2005 - 3, 205
2006 - 5, 382
2007 - 3, 215
I am not sure what to make of the above except to note that much of the injury issues with the Mets were with aging retreads as they tried to fill out their pitching rotation for another post season run. I look at those numbers and they appear to be quite impressive. Although, he did have one of the more unfortunate statements to have been uttered during his time with the Mets. He noted that he could fix Victor Zambrano's performance in "ten minutes" while Scott Kazmir was at least three years from performing in the big leagues. Zambrano, as many expected, quickly fell apart and Kazmir becames the Rays' ace. At the time and in hindsight, it was an awful deal and incredibly perplexing.
Now, looking at the Orioles
2009 - 4, 304
2010 - 4, 192
That does not appear to be much different than the end of Peterson's run with the Mets.
In a future post, I hope to get into these numbers a bit deeper.