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Postby acsguitar » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:53 pm

DirtyKash wrote:
J35J wrote:Yeah, I agree this is a mistake. I'll put the over/under at 10 games started next year before his arm falls off.


Jason

Give me the under on that one.


I'll take the over..

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Postby thedude » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:56 pm

acsguitar wrote:So I should stop my happy dance


No should stop because you coworkers don't want to see this.

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Postby acsguitar » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:32 pm

thedude wrote:
acsguitar wrote:So I should stop my happy dance


No should stop because you coworkers don't want to see this.

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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:59 pm

I see it as a positive. If he had ligament damage then surgery would have been the best option. Inflamed is completely different. I think you can do a half dance.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:29 pm

acsguitar wrote:So I should stop my happy dance

I say you keep up the happy dance. Everyone's just being Negative Nancy's.

BTW, I'll take the under on the arm falling off.
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Postby Surfs up » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:26 pm

Like everybody here is a doctor. Guys Do you really think they would do anything to hurt the future of this guy? I think not. And what the worse case ? After six weeks hes still hurting he has surgery. If he had surgery tomorrow he wouldn't be back next year anyway. Whats six more weeks? I have him on my team and I'm not concerned right now. If he was healthy I wouldn't trade him. And now that hes hurt what can you get for him? Not much. Just sit back get into the playoffs next week and ride it out.
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Postby thedude » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:13 am

Surfs up wrote:Like everybody here is a doctor. Guys Do you really think they would do anything to hurt the future of this guy? I think not. And what the worse case ? After six weeks hes still hurting he has surgery. If he had surgery tomorrow he wouldn't be back next year anyway. Whats six more weeks? I have him on my team and I'm not concerned right now. If he was healthy I wouldn't trade him. And now that hes hurt what can you get for him? Not much. Just sit back get into the playoffs next week and ride it out.


Ask Mark Prior if teams do anything that hurt the future of players. I am sure the twins are going to do what they think is best for the Twins, likely that means trying to keep Liriano healthy in the long term, if they think something else is in the best interests of the team well then...


Your approach is probably the best one though, if his value is pretty much set right now. I wouldn't count on him next season, but he has huge upside longterm.
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Postby Hobbes » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:27 pm

I just don't see how I can not keep him for next year. His arm issues are very troubling to be sure, but he also has the potential to be the best pitcher in the AL next season, and possibly for years to come.

I would kill myself if I didn't keep him and he had a great season next year. On the other hand, if he does get shut down next year, would I feel as bad about my decision to keep him? At this point I don't think so.

It will be a tough call, but right now I am leaning toward keeping him over pitchers like Weaver and Hamels and Cain. As the offseason progresses I'll re-evaluate and see if my opinion changes, but right now the news looks promising.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:46 pm

Arm woes have chased this guy his entire career. I would be very suprised if he doesn't have tommy john in the next few years.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:47 pm

It is beyond me how some owners are still not concerned about Liriano's health. He landed on the DL 3 times with the same injury in one season. This isn't his little toe we are talking about. It is one of the most crucial body parts for pitchers. Plus it isn't like this guy never had injuries before. Part of the reason he was let go in the first place was because he is such an injury risk. Wake up and smell the coffee.
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