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Article: MRI Reveals Torn UCL For Trevor May

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#41 Winston Smith

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

I think we need to get a grip here. At his best May has been mediocre to this point in his career, he isn't a top of the rotation guy we're losing.

 

Let's hope he can come back and be a decent pitcher because even decent is better than most of what we have, imo.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:39 AM

I think we need to get a grip here. At his best May has been mediocre to this point in his career, he isn't a top of the rotation guy we're losing.

Let's hope he can come back and be a decent pitcher because even decent is better than most of what we have, imo.

At his best May was one of the better 8th inning guys in baseball and looking to be a good bet to be a solid #3 as a starter. Not to mention he very likely would have been the Twins second best SP this year.

Hardly mediocre.
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#43 Han Joelo

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:43 AM

Bummer, big time. Hope this doesn't affect his controller grip. Wait a second...two major video games came out in the last week...

Forget Terry Ryan. I'm blaming Nintendo for this one.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:45 AM

 

Mejia projects to be a back end guy, you don't have to worry as much about rushing him or moving him between majors and the minors multiple times, plus it would be good to see what he has.

 

May is a back end guy too, but you believe bouncing him around destroyed his arm. 

 

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:49 AM

 

Well for one thing: Santana ended up having significant arm injuries that ended up cutting his career very short.
 

 

Do you think his early career had anything to do with Santana's arm injury? Did you see how many arms his last manager shredded before learning the hard way to start using innings limits and pitch counts?


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:51 AM

 

 

At his best May was one of the better 8th inning guys in baseball and looking to be a good bet to be a solid #3 as a starter.

 

Lots of us wanted him to be those things so badly that we imagined them to be true. None of this ever was true.

 

I'm not saying he did not have potential, I'm saying he never lived up to our desires. This isn't his fault, as far as I can tell.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:52 AM

I'm not going to address any specific post(s) but I think it's sheer guesswork on our part whether the changes in his role on the staff contributed to this injury. That may have or it may not have, I don't know. I would put stock in the opinion of an orthopedic surgeon or perhaps another health care provider but not in the opinion of a baseball writer or a web site participant.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:53 AM

They could turn to the guy that had the best xFIP among their starters last year at 3.89 (Santana was 4.21).

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:55 AM

Pitchers get hurt. And statistically the best predictor of injury is previous injury.

It sicks May and the Twins, but he does seem to have a good attitude about it and ready to attack his rehab.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:56 AM

 

I'm not going to address any specific post(s) but I think it's sheer guesswork on our part whether the changes in his role on the staff contributed to this injury. That may have or it may not have, I don't know. I would put stock in the opinion of an orthopedic surgeon or perhaps another health care provider but not in the opinion of a baseball writer or a web site participant.

Right. Why I'm hoping heazy will jump in with some perspective. Sometimes **** just happens.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:57 AM

I tend to agree. Wonder if Heazy is around and can give us an expert opinion and perspective on this. But I've never seen any kind of correlation in this unless mentally it forced him to do something differently. Difficult to know for sure, so yeah, I do tend to agree.


I can't say I'm aware of any data on switching between roles (SP/RP) but there is some fairly good data that discusses the effects of core injuries and that it can result in increased stress on the shoulder and elbow. So perhaps indirectly, if we believe his transition to the bullpen was a contributing factor to his back issues, we could say that switching may have been related to the current problem.

A more interesting question to me is, since this was an acute injury, is he a candidate for a direct repair instead of TJ...
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:58 AM

 

Doing the Hokey Pokey never made anyone a better dancer.

 

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:58 AM

Sorry I'm late to the thread, at a family function presently. Will try to contribute more when I get a chance.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:00 PM

 

If the starting rotation starts with Santana, Santiago, Gibson and Hughes, then choose from one of the young guys:Berrios, Duffey or Mejia. 

 

I also think, of the last 3 already mention for the rotation, at least one of them should go. I don't really agree with the resigning of both Santiago and Gibson.At some point, you have to move on with youth.

I know there is basically a zero percent chance of this happening, but if Ryan Volgelsong wins the fifth starter job I'll probably have a stroke.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

 

I can't say I'm aware of any data on switching between roles (SP/RP) but there is some fairly good data that discusses the effects of core injuries and that it can result in increased stress on the shoulder and elbow. So perhaps indirectly, if we believe his transition to the bullpen was a contributing factor to his back issues, we could say that switching may have been related to the current problem. A more interesting question to me is, since this was an acute injury, is he a candidate for a direct repair instead of TJ...

As if on cue! Thanks! I consider you TD's expert in residence for these types of discussion! :)

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:05 PM

 

Sorry I'm late to the thread, at a family function presently. Will try to contribute more when I get a chance.

Thanks in advance for your valuable contribution to this thread!

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:06 PM

 

I know there is basically a zero percent chance of this happening, but if Ryan Volgelsong wins the fifth starter job I'll probably have a stroke.

My thoughts exactly. The problem is I can see this as a realistic scenario....

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:40 PM

 

 . A more interesting question to me is, since this was an acute injury, is he a candidate for a direct repair instead of TJ...

Can you elaborate on that specifically please?  Difference in effect, and recovery time to be included.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

 

Doing the Hokey Pokey never made anyone a better dancer.

Sounds  like just your opinion.  I know people that would only get out there for the Hokey Pokey so whatever dancing skills they might have had would only get better, in my opinion. Any sportswriters with opinions on this?  Any factual evidence?  If in fact the Hokey Pokey is what its all about then all other dancing would be for the purpose of getting better at the Hokey Pokey rather than otherwise.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:53 PM

 

First Kirillof, then Gonsalves (still hoping for him), now the coup de grâce.  Goodness gracious what the hell did the Twins do that upset the baseball gods so?

Prior to that it was Sano and what feels like every other pitcher in the history of the Twins.  Just curious. Is this their stretching routine?  

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