Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:28 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:32 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:51 PM
Great news. What's next - Willingham goes blind? Doesn't this come down to the training/medical staff again? That they make The Three Stooges look like the Mayo Clinic?
Because why now? Because the only time players have been injured playing sports is when the training staff has done....what now?
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:25 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:59 AM
Great news from a musculoskeletal standpoint, yes, but just as I was starting to get my Morneau optimism up (peaking around the Yankees series), we are reminded of why so many of us warned against expecting much of anything from him this year. It isn't just the concussions (though if it were, that would be enough). It's the combination of wrist, neck, etc. ailments that ended his seasons prematurely or broke him down after the All-Star Break, even prior to getting kneed in the head in July 2010.
Great news. Just fluid and inflammation? I'll take that.
Wrist problems can be a huge problem for power hitters, and the timeline of when this started to bother him again coincide with his bat cooling off. It really would be nice if there were more Chris Davis-type "4-A" players in this organization that have 20 HR power you could plop in at 1B for awhile. (Even Garrett Jones, hey, we had him!) I'd like to see what Parmelee can do for a solid month, but we haven't seen it yet.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:29 AM