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Postby MikeeDee » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:18 pm

Got this from Baseball Prospectus:

'Mulder returns from a fractured hip (femur, near the ball of the hip to be technical) suffered due to a faulty mound. Call it random or call it the fault of the Phillies' grounds crew, but there has never been a pitcher that has returned from this type of injury. While the A's and Mulder have insisted that he could have returned for last season's ALCS, there is no evidence to back this up. I don't want to say that Billy Beane, Larry Davis, or Mark Mulder were lying, because I simply have no reason to believe that, but I also know the A's often seek any competitive advantage they can. In the absence of objective knowledge that Mulder can pitch--either last October or this February--I'll continue to be cautious. It's only when Mulder
takes the mound in spring training that we will know for sure.'
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Postby trevisc » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:20 pm

Interesting. Draft with Caution I suppose.
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Re: Mulder update

Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:51 pm

MikeeDee wrote:there has never been a pitcher that has returned from this type of injury.
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there is no evidence to back this up.


There are a few things in this update that are conspicuous by their absence.

Has any pitcher ever had this type of injury before? If so who?

Is there any evidence that he was not ready to pitch in the playoffs?

Without answers to those questions that update is meaningless and belongs in the National Inquirer.
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Postby kentx12 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:00 pm

Thanks for the update MikeeDee.
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Re: Mulder update

Postby MikeD22 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:08 pm

[quote="MikeeDee"]

there has never been a pitcher that has returned from this type of injury.

I agree with Mookie, what other pitchers have ever had this injury and never returned??? I am curious.

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Postby MikeD22 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:18 pm

trevisc wrote:Interesting. Draft with Caution I suppose.


Let's get more info first. Caution Flag is up till further notice.

Thanks MikeeDee for starting this
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Postby MikeeDee » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:32 pm

I agree. Since i can't afford Baseball Prospectus Premium anymore , I was unable to read the rest of the article. The Team Health reports on BP are pretty good most of the time though.
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