Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
Page 6 of 9 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 120 of 168

Thread: Article: It's Official: Sano to have Tommy John Surgery

  1. #101
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    616
    Like
    193
    Liked 75 Times in 56 Posts
    Blog Entries
    13
    The only case where "time" could have been saved was back in late July last year (while he was a month into time at New Britian)...when he initially had that 'twinge' and just had surgery...but he played through it. At that point, if he had surgery, the most they could have hoped for was a few ABs at the end of the 2014. So it's a 'year' either way...better now...than Mid-July and he misses part of the season next year. It's still on the 'leading' edge of the season and hopefully this will help his hitting and defense that were somewhat in question at New Britian.

    In other news...the Twins look great for the 2nd straight game. Pretty patient in working 0-2 counts to 3-2 and walks. Vargas had some nice line drives, Parmalee's Homer...

    Pinto is a hitter...Radcliffe said he'll stay with the team and possibly DH even if he's not catching. "He's a hitter...he barrels the ball well."

    Buxton is in the game now...just caught a fly to center...will leadoff the bottom half of the inning.
    Last edited by twinsfan34; 03-01-2014 at 02:18 PM.

  2. #102
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    395
    Like
    3
    Liked 149 Times in 78 Posts
    The Twin's luck blows. Even when they have nice things (Mauer, Sano) they get hurt and have the beginning of their careers F'd up. That said, this would have been far worse a year from now. It's shocking that once again 'rest and rehab' failed the Twins in epic fashion. That never happens.

  3. #103
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    395
    Like
    3
    Liked 149 Times in 78 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Well by that logic every 3rd baseman who ever had a sore elbow should just opt for TJ to avoid the inevitable.

    The choice was obviously made to avoid what a leading surgeon felt might have been unnecessary surgery, additionally even if surgery was discussed as a possible option at the time we have no idea whether Sano wanted to commit to that. If that was indeed the case I have a hard time criticizing the Twins for not forcing him to undergo invasive surgery for the sake of putting butts in the seats.
    From what they are saying, TJ was never seriously considered until mid-November. If he'd had it then, he almost certainly wouldn't have seen MLB in 2014. The only difference is he might have gotten 1-2 months in a AA/AAA. That part is not a tragedy.

  4. #104
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    616
    Like
    193
    Liked 75 Times in 56 Posts
    Blog Entries
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by howeda7 View Post
    From what they are saying, TJ was never seriously considered until mid-November. If he'd had it then, he almost certainly wouldn't have seen MLB in 2014. The only difference is he might have gotten 1-2 months in a AA/AAA. That part is not a tragedy.
    Yep.

  5. #105
    Senior Member Triple-A zchrz's Avatar
    Posts
    217
    Like
    41
    Liked 104 Times in 62 Posts
    Its official! time to put Buxton in a bubble wrap suit until he debuts in the majors!

  6. #106
    Worst thing about this is it's one less reason (out of very few total) to care about watching the Twins THIS season. That said, they weren't going to be any good regardless so it doesn't hurt the team much long term (and maybe helps if he ends up being very good in his late 20's and they get an extra year of control out of him) IMO assuming he comes back from the procedure without any complications. I think it's encouraging the medical staff pulled the trigger rather than delaying the inevitable as they've done numerous times in the past. I was excited to watch him this year, but I'll be even more excited to watch him next year when they have a realistic chance of being decent.
    Last edited by JustinCB; 03-01-2014 at 03:40 PM.

  7. This user likes JustinCB's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    mike wants wins (03-02-2014)

  8. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by tcarlic View Post
    What pisses me off and saddens me about this situation is that if they knew it was partially torn in October (and rest RARELY working) why not have him have surgery then with the possibility of being back in July and definitely August and September? Antony sounds like an idiot in that interview on MLB.com. Eight months would not have lost him the 2014 season! Waiting until March does lose his season! ******* idiots! I know people complain about the coaching staff, but the medical staff needs to go IMO. They are hands-down the worst in the league. Enough is enough.

    /rant
    Amen. my sentiment too. Also, they knew about it in October not November.

  9. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    So you believe the Twins should have ignored the advice of Dr. James Andrews?

    Again, this makes zero sense. If you go to the guy who's the most highly respected in his field and he tells you to do something, you damned well better take his advice.
    i'd like to hear it from the horse's mouth, that being Dr. James Andrews. All we have heard is the Twins brass politicing, "well, Andrews said to rehab." Let's get a reporter on the phone with DJA. Bonnes?

  10. #109
    Senior Member All-Star JB_Iowa's Avatar
    Posts
    3,291
    Like
    1,284
    Liked 1,267 Times in 732 Posts
    Why would Dr. Andrews even pick up the phone -- let alone violate doctor-patient confidentiality?

  11. This user likes JB_Iowa's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    ashburyjohn (03-01-2014)

  12. #110
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    739
    Like
    56
    Liked 122 Times in 77 Posts
    This just bums me out. And Miguel has to feel terrible. It's just sad.

  13. #111
    Twins Moderator MVP ashburyjohn's Avatar
    Posts
    8,670
    Like
    2,651
    Liked 3,287 Times in 1,748 Posts
    Blog Entries
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by spoofbonser View Post
    Let's get a reporter on the phone with DJA. Bonnes?
    And how do we know who's on the other end of the phone line?

    Bonnes is in Florida, or will be soon. He needs to drive up to Gulf Breeze. And he needs to drop in unannounced, otherwise the cabal will have time to hire a double to pose as the doctor.

    For that matter, has anyone double checked with the state medical board that this so-called "doctor" is even licensed to practice, or has a degree?

  14. These 2 users like ashburyjohn's post and want to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    70charger (03-02-2014), JB_Iowa (03-01-2014)

  15. #112
    Senior Member All-Star Thrylos's Avatar
    Posts
    4,167
    Twitter
    @thrylos98
    Like
    36
    Liked 444 Times in 271 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200
    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    So...best case scenario is winter ball? Full recovery by next spring training?
    That's middle of the road scenario. Best case would be playing in the GCL (or at any level for that matter) as a DH in August and full recovery by winter ball.
    -----
    Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
    http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/
    twitter: @thrylos98

  16. #113
    Owner MVP Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
    Posts
    8,102
    Twitter
    @rocketpig76
    Like
    48
    Liked 1,582 Times in 822 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by spoofbonser View Post
    i'd like to hear it from the horse's mouth, that being Dr. James Andrews. All we have heard is the Twins brass politicing, "well, Andrews said to rehab." Let's get a reporter on the phone with DJA. Bonnes?
    Uh, doctor patient privilege.

  17. #114
    Senior Member All-Star crarko's Avatar
    Posts
    1,219
    Twitter
    @crarko
    Like
    155
    Liked 775 Times in 407 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by spoofbonser View Post
    i'd like to hear it from the horse's mouth, that being Dr. James Andrews. All we have heard is the Twins brass politicing, "well, Andrews said to rehab." Let's get a reporter on the phone with DJA. Bonnes?
    Maybe you should call directly. Otherwise it will still be second-hand information.

  18. This user likes crarko's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    PseudoSABR (03-01-2014)

  19. #115
    Senior Member All-Star Thrylos's Avatar
    Posts
    4,167
    Twitter
    @thrylos98
    Like
    36
    Liked 444 Times in 271 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Uh, doctor patient privilege.
    Not such a thing That's lawer-client privilege and has to do with criminal proceedings

    HIPAA confidentiality regulations you mean, likely. And those really have to do with diagnosis (i.e. linking a diagnosis to a person) and went out of the window when the Twins publicized Sano's injury (actually all players have that in their contracts regarding injuries, so the Twins or anyone else was not in any sort of violation there.)

    To your point, Dr. Andrews or any other doctor do not have to publicize their treatment advise to their patients. In this case not because of legal things (as I said, that went out of the window), but because they simply can...
    -----
    Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
    http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/
    twitter: @thrylos98

  20. #116
    Such sad news, for the Twins, the fans, and of course, Miguel. But somewhere deep in Florida, Trevor Plouffe heaves a sigh of relief....

  21. This user likes exrugger9's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    ChiTownTwinsFan (03-01-2014)

  22. #117
    Owner MVP Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
    Posts
    8,102
    Twitter
    @rocketpig76
    Like
    48
    Liked 1,582 Times in 822 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    Not such a thing That's lawer-client privilege and has to do with criminal proceedings

    HIPAA confidentiality regulations you mean, likely. And those really have to do with diagnosis (i.e. linking a diagnosis to a person) and went out of the window when the Twins publicized Sano's injury (actually all players have that in their contracts regarding injuries, so the Twins or anyone else was not in any sort of violation there.)

    To your point, Dr. Andrews or any other doctor do not have to publicize their treatment advise to their patients. In this case not because of legal things (as I said, that went out of the window), but because they simply can...
    I didn't mean in the legal sense (my wife's a lawyer so I know the federal government does not observe privilege), I meant in the sense that doctors, by and large, still respect the privilege.

    But some states respect doctor patient privilege. Hard to say what would apply without looking it up.

    Anyway, few doctors will talk about their patients and fewer will talk to journalists. Requesting information from the horse's mouth is silly.

  23. #118
    Banned All-Star
    Posts
    1,498
    Like
    419
    Liked 75 Times in 49 Posts
    still need patients consent without a court order...

  24. #119
    Owner MVP Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
    Posts
    8,102
    Twitter
    @rocketpig76
    Like
    48
    Liked 1,582 Times in 822 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydakota View Post
    still need patients consent without a court order...
    It's a little tricky because the Twins announced the results. Hard to say what would apply here without being a lawyer.

    Still, no doctor is going to speak publicly about it.

  25. #120
    Senior Member Double-A
    Posts
    127
    Like
    0
    Liked 35 Times in 20 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    You know it's going to be another mediocre season when Blog commenters are rehashing Twins' management decisions on a 20 year-old kid who put in a decent half-season of AA ball.

    Long way home people.

Page 6 of 9 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.