Prior "on track" for a comeback?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

In the first week of spring training, word has it this will be Mark Prior’s year.  He is “free of pain” in his workout according to the NY Times.  He is “pain-free” according to SI. 

The Canadian Press goes as far as to say that Prior is “on track for a comeback”.

Well, the expectations have been set.  But as a Cub fan, I’ve been through this before. 

If the Padres were smart, they would steer the press away from Mark Prior.  When one workout without pain makes the headlines, it only adds to the pressure.  And while baseball players should be able to focus and get that out their head, I get the idea that this kind of thing really affects Prior. 

But hey, he’s not our problem anymore. 

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