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Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:19 am

Apparently there is cause for concern...
The hushed voice of KMOX sports reporter Kevin Wheeler has joined the whispers in St. Louis that Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols may be headed for a fall, not merely because Pujols has been playing with foot, leg and various other aches and pains in recent years but because far more serious trouble awaits him.

“Albert is the perfect hitter,” says Wheeler, who hosts the weekly program “Rating the Cards” on the 50,000-watt voice of the midwest. “...The only concern about Albert’s ability to put up big offensive numbers is his health.

“He was already voicing concern about his right elbow, which probably needs Tommy John surgery, and if that elbow (or the back or the hammies) give him significant trouble...he might not be able to battle through the pain again.”

Speculation is growing that Dominican slugger may miss significant portions or perhaps even all of the season, though it doesn’t seem to make sense that Pujols would have waited this late to make the decision to undergo invasive medical procedures had he not already committed to try to play in 2008.

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Re: Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:52 am

I'd be lying if I didn't say it scares the crap out of me but if he wasn't going to start the season this year would have had the surgery already. All that remains is how bad is it and how well Pujols can deal with it. :-o
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Re: Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby Ender » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:00 am

I wouldn't draft Pujols in a H2H league, the odds of him being around for the playoffs are just way too small. In Roto you draft him and just hope if he does have surgery it isn't until late in the season.
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Re: Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:02 am

Wow.
How are St Louis going to do without Bertie?
50 wins? 55?
His draft position will plummet when people start saying Tommy John.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:10 am

I am glad I took Hanley over him :-°
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Re: Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby Giambis » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:34 am

I'm concerned as much as the next guy, but that article doesn't tells us anything we don't already know.
There's nothing to suggest that Wheeler is basing his TJ theory on anything more than his own supposition.
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Re: Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby joeg24 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:16 am

Would you trade him for Braun in a keeper league off the threat of him missing some of 2008 and 2009?
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Re: Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:24 am

Quick everyone panic!
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Re: Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:36 am

Yoda wrote:Quick everyone panic!


Oh no the main player on the team I like the least could be toast in 2008 :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o

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Re: Pujols Contemplating TJ Surgery?

Postby The Cow » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:54 am

If I owned him I would try and deal him. Not for pocket lint, but I would try and get good value for him. IMO if the Cards start slow, somewhere around mid-season if the Cards are out of it, Pujols will be shut down. Too risky for me.

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