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Postby yanks611 » Thu May 22, 2008 1:59 am

Is there any reason to believe his elbow will be an issue this year?
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Postby jealousblues » Thu May 22, 2008 2:50 am

no, but did you see the game tonight?

I was watching durring my gig, he hit a hard liner off Chris Youngs forehead. I hear facial lascerations and a broken nasal cavity.

then in the same inning Josh Bard partially blocks the plate or trys to tag him or something and he rolls he ankle around backward.
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Re: Albert Pujols

Postby deutschland » Thu May 22, 2008 5:02 am

yanks611 wrote:Is there any reason to believe his elbow will be an issue this year?


right now I give it a 16% chance of becoming an issue this year.
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Re: Albert Pujols

Postby hersch223 » Thu May 22, 2008 7:04 am

deutschland wrote:
yanks611 wrote:Is there any reason to believe his elbow will be an issue this year?


right now I give it a 16% chance of becoming an issue this year.


I was going to say 17.3%, so we're pretty close.

Seriously though, he has torn ligaments in his elbow, so yeah, there's a reason it could be an issue. However, it's the same injury he's had for years now, and it hasn't gotten any worse, just more attention.
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Re: Albert Pujols

Postby anti elian » Thu May 22, 2008 10:44 am

I'd be much more worried about the health of players Pujols plays against. He went Chuck Norris on the Pads last night.
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Postby Yoda » Thu May 22, 2008 10:47 am

There is just way too much bad info and news about player injuries in baseball. Pujols's elbow was completely overblown, sending everyone into a panic preseason, with some people claiming they wouldn't touch him this year.
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Postby ROC AllStars » Thu May 22, 2008 10:50 am

I agree with Yoda. From what I understand, there were some random comments that were taken WAY out of context and blown WAY out of proportion. Everyone wants to make a story out of nothing, we are a drama crazed and drama starved society. Worked out fine for me, though, I got Pujols at a major bargain price in our auction. He went for HALF the price that his owner paid for him last year under the same system.
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Re: Albert Pujols

Postby acsguitar » Thu May 22, 2008 11:29 am

He will break you!
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Re: Albert Pujols

Postby hot4tx » Thu May 22, 2008 11:57 am

The way he's played through 2 months - no I don't think I'd worry too much about his injury now. I still think it was wise to avoid him in the early-to-mid 1st round back in March. Right now I'd feel comfortable picking him after Hanley and probably Arod.
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Re: Albert Pujols

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu May 22, 2008 12:57 pm

Yoda wrote:There is just way too much bad info and news about player injuries in baseball. Pujols's elbow was completely overblown, sending everyone into a panic preseason, with some people claiming they wouldn't touch him this year.


I think it was somewhat justified, given that Pujols had elbow problems before, but he had gone on record saying some really discouraging comments about how affected he would've been with the elbow. Thankfully, the extent of the injury would be aggravated more by throwing than it is with batting and thankfully, last night's injury is being called as a sprained ankle, methinks.

I wouldn't have gone as far to say I wouldn't draft him this year, but I'd gladly would've taken Pujols with the late 1st round picks I had in this year's drafts. Unfortunately, he was taken one pick before me each time.
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