04-11-2012, 04:10 PM #21
Crap. So why wasn't this injury diagnosed last year, when he was hurt?
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04-11-2012, 04:12 PM #23
I still would like an answer to this question...
04-11-2012, 04:13 PM #24
I hope that:
a. Terry Ryan fires the Twins' medical staff that misdiagnosed and mistreated Baker's elbow situation last summer (if fixed then, he would be back now) and
b. Hendriks really watches what he eats for the rest of the season
c. with the insurance $ he will be getting for Baker, he is trying to find at least one pen arm out there-----
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04-11-2012, 04:13 PM #25
I'm not a pro when it comes to anatomy, but that tendon supports two separate muscles?"You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity. No, we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball." Albert Einstein
04-11-2012, 04:14 PM #26
For God's sake... bring back the pine trees and end the madness
04-11-2012, 04:15 PM #27
On and on and on and on ....
Perhaps there was nothing to be done last year (when this same problem was apparently bothering him) -- but at what point do you look at the Twins medical and training staff and say "What are you getting paid for?"
04-11-2012, 04:16 PM #28
04-11-2012, 04:17 PM #29
It's not Tommy John but his season is over. Flexor Pronator Tendon, 6 month rehab.........................Damn!!
04-11-2012, 04:17 PM #30
For $9.25M you could get a more consistent non-injury prone pitcher. Thanks for 2009 Scott Baker.
04-11-2012, 04:18 PM #31
100% agree Thrylos. I don't understand why the Twins waste time with addressing injuries properly right away.
04-11-2012, 04:19 PM #32
It's too bad. Baker was really one of our only bright spots last year. He continues to have problems with his elbow though. I don't know if it's so good for Hendriks' development to pitch up here all year if he's not ready for it. I hope he is because we don't really have many other options right now.
04-11-2012, 04:22 PM #33
How do you "clean up" a tendon? Are they washing and drying it? Are the removing some bone spurs? If so, that sounds like the procedure Joe Nathan had. You know, the one that caused him to need TJ surgery the next spring.
Regardless, with Baker's option really no longer an option, that leaves one current starter under contract for next season, Nick Blackburn of course.
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04-11-2012, 04:24 PM #34
So now we're officially worse than 0-4. I hope Hendriks can keep away from those Baltimore crab cakes this time.
04-11-2012, 04:27 PM #35
04-11-2012, 04:29 PM #36
Didn't Twins Management say that Baker needed to tough it up??
Whats going on????
04-11-2012, 04:31 PM #37
At least the Twins are now guaranteed to have the number 1 pick in the 2013 draft. They need to restock their pathetic farm system. I hope they can compete by 2017.
04-11-2012, 04:51 PM #38
Maybe Kevin Slowey is available...TR
"There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball." - A. Bartlett Giamatti
04-11-2012, 04:53 PM #39
I was locked and loaded to go ballistic (again) on the Twins med staff for this, but I can understand this one. First, here's some info on this injury:
The usual diagnosis for this is rest - ONCE it is confirmed that it isn't the ulnar ligament, usually from an MRI. That's why the Twins, a week ago, said the MRI was good news. But this tendon has apparently been through enough that it appears the problems is chronic, or can't be pitched through. Thus, the "clean up" surgery, which I assume means smoothing out (or snipping) some frayed pieces of tendon.
I could argue the Twins should have done an MRI a month ago, but I don't know if it would have changed much.
04-11-2012, 04:59 PM #40
Mid-season of 2011, at the very latest, for a complete incompetent like Bill Smith.
Well before that for a front office with some common sense and access to the internet.
Near the end of 2012, when virtually every opening day player or pitcher has spent weeks on the DL, if you're Terry Ryan.
He's not clueless like Smith, but he is cluelessly loyal at times.
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