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#81 Riverbrian

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:34 PM

Once you look at his injury history comprehensively. 

 

There is no reason to assume that he will be back by May.:)

 

Sano seems to have his own special diminished healing capabilities and I'm not stating that to be a jerk toward him. There is just very little else that can be assumed when you review his entire injury history. 

 

Tommy John Surgery that knocked out an entire year... A foul ball that advanced from shin soreness to a titanium golf club in his left leg. A grade one hamstring strain that took a month. A bad slide that led to a clean MRI but a puzzling knee that knocked him out for the rest of the season. And now a laceration has turned into immobilization and more significant time on the DL as a result. I'll be shocked if he is back by May and if he comes back in May... I'll be shocked if the laceration doesn't come back after two games and we end up reading Lavelle E. Neal explaining that he will be under going a skin transplant. 

 

If you squirt him with a squirt gun... it'll turn into Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. 

 

Uff Da

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:31 AM

Willing to bet we don't see him with the MLB Twins until AFTER the All Star Break.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 02:32 AM

 

Cheryl Crow, man!

"Cheryl" Crow over P.P. Arnold?

 

Those are fightin' words, me boy. 

 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:57 AM

A few comments:

1] I get the disappointment and frustration. But some seem to feel there is a conspiracy going on. Sano, by all reports, worked very hard this offseason to get ready. None of these reports speak of malpractice or malfeasance in any way. Our TD medical expert/poster has even spoken about the situation. Bad luck, bad news, but let it go and hope for the best.

2] This makes Marwin's signing all that much better and important. But were it me, I would not pencil him in at 3B. I'd keep him in the role he was brought in for and be thinking about Astudillo as the primary 3B for now. SSS or not, I liked what I saw from him last season. I like and believe in his consistent milb career and this past winter as well. Just how good he could be we dont know. But I'd be thinking about him as the primary 3B with Gonzalez and Adrianza playing their roles.

3] I dont understand the hate for Rod Stewart. LOL Love the guy and think he's a deserved legend!


I was totally with you, all the way up to #3.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:13 AM

FWIW, the area of skin overlying the Achilles tendon is VERY thin (and has poorer blood supply compared to surrounding tissue) and these types of wounds (whether created surgically or by trauma) are always susceptible to healing problems. As with many things in medicine, hindsight is 20/20, but at the time of the injury it couldn't be known how things would play out. Yes, looking back, could things have been handled differently? Sure! But it's a totally different thing in hindsight than at the time the decisions needed to be made. Since the report is that a number of different physicians were consulted and a consensus was made, then I can only assume these were sound decisions that, unfortunately, didn't turn out as one would hope. Medicine is tough like that.

thanks for providing insight Heezy, always appreciate your POV
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:15 AM

I second all the comments about the anatomy of the achilles/heel and the uncertain nature of healing of the body. Plus, I always have to remind myself, that something being "healed" and back to 100% to me and my life is very different from being "healed" and 100% to a pro athlete. 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:44 AM

"Cheryl" Crow over P.P. Arnold?

Those are fightin' words, me boy.

(Small Faces played on this track)


So you like PP over Sheryl...

That don't impress ah me much!

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:52 AM

This season is going to suck, isn't it?


Why wouldn’t it? It’s another offseason of our front office not making any significant moves. Should’ve traded Sano when we had the chance. At this point he’s not worth the time...

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 08:55 AM

I guess my question would be the following.
If it's not reasonable to expect this cut to have healed in the 6 weeks since it occurred, then why should we expect it will heal now?
And if the answer is that they are doing something different this time that is more likely to work, then why didn't they do this originally?

It seems like for whatever reason, they were a little lackadaisical about the injury the first time around. Perhaps they underestimated the severity of it. Which would be a shame for all involved.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:04 AM

 

Why wouldn’t it? It’s another offseason of our front office not making any significant moves. Should’ve traded Sano when we had the chance. At this point he’s not worth the time...

 

I love this. If we had dealt him after his rookie season (when he crushed it, with 18 HRs in 80 games) we would have been dumping a player with all-star qualities that was fully under team control who played a position of need. (who else did we have for 3B?) 

 

Were we supposed to dump him in 2017? He was a deserving all-star and looked like a franchise cornerstone the first half of the season...were we supposed to dump him in the middle of a pennant race? That would have gone over well. Were we supposed to deal him after the seaosn when he was rehabbing and his stock was down?

 

We certainly weren't going to get real value for him last year at any time or in this past off-season, so please: tell me exactly when we should have traded Sano?

 

You sound exactly like the sort of fan that wants us to drop 6 years/$180M on Dallas Kuechel and then will crush the FO if he doesn't win the Cy Young every year.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:43 AM

@%@%$#@$@$#@!!!!

 

I hope this is not an omen for how the season is going to go.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:50 AM

Damned disappointing if you ask. But maybe the last time.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:55 AM

Damned disappointing if you ask. But maybe the last time.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:56 AM

 

 

If you squirt him with a squirt gun... it'll turn into Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. 

 

 

 

Sadly, there does not appear to be a Rod Stewart cover of "What a Feeling!"

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:24 PM

 

Sadly, there does not appear to be a Rod Stewart cover of "What a Feeling!"

 

I don't think "sadly" means what you think it means......

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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:14 PM

1] I get the disappointment and frustration. But some seem to feel there is a conspiracy going on. Sano, by all reports, worked very hard this offseason to get ready. None of these reports speak of malpractice or malfeasance in any way.

What more proof of the conspiracy do you need, man? :)

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So, in conclusion, what was your question again?


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:37 PM

I love this. If we had dealt him after his rookie season (when he crushed it, with 18 HRs in 80 games) we would have been dumping a player with all-star qualities that was fully under team control who played a position of need. (who else did we have for 3B?)

Were we supposed to dump him in 2017? He was a deserving all-star and looked like a franchise cornerstone the first half of the season...were we supposed to dump him in the middle of a pennant race? That would have gone over well. Were we supposed to deal him after the seaosn when he was rehabbing and his stock was down?

We certainly weren't going to get real value for him last year at any time or in this past off-season, so please: tell me exactly when we should have traded Sano?

You sound exactly like the sort of fan that wants us to drop 6 years/$180M on Dallas Kuechel and then will crush the FO if he doesn't win the Cy Young every year.


I’m not that sort of fan. Dudes just more trouble than he’s worth. When he got fatter than half the people in the stands is when we should’ve been shopping him imo

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:53 PM

 

I'm with Thrylos,the young lady on the right is definitely trying too hard. The hairdo and what is that on her shirt? A bowl of soup? I'd be as mad as that bowl of soup looks if I had to listen to those two.

I'm not disagreeing with your description, I just think Rod Stewart is worse.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 02:56 PM

 

Sadly, there does not appear to be a Rod Stewart cover of "What a Feeling!"

 

There probably is... somewhere. 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 03:55 PM

I am sorry, but if he sufered the injury during some sort of raucous celebration (for a winter league WS) then that is sheer stupidity.I was on board with Miguel totally when I saw the pic of him and Rocco and was very complimentary of his turnaround.Call it an accident if you want, but when these "accidents" go on around him often enough at some point it ceases being a coincidence.

 

That is about where I am.Kid needs to wise up.

And I don't want to hear about "we were all 26 at one time"

Right.We all were.But he is in a position of amazing privilege and with that comes certain responsibilities.

That's all there is to it.




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