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Postby Guest » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:15 pm

Uh oh....the Prior to Red Sox trade rumers have just begun.....I can just hear Cashman reaching for his phone........ :-o
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:15 am

I wouldn't be too worried. If he were a hitter, yeah, I'd worry, but it shouldn't affect his pitching. Achilles problems can linger, and I know I've had them in rugby, but pitching I don't see it becoming a recurring problem. Maybe I'm wrong, I'm no doctor, but from personal experience pitching shouldn't affect his achilles too much.

I only have Prior in one league, so I'll worry when I hear he could miss time in the regular season.
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Postby The Cow » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:51 am

I don't care if it is bowling, badmitton or baseball an achilles injury is bad news. Those things can snap at anytime.
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Postby The Cow » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:55 am

As for the Prior/Wood debate. Sure Prior is/was more consistent, but when Wood is on there is nobody better. I expect Wood to be more consistent this year and walk fewer batters, I also expect Prior's numbers to be a shade worse than last season.

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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:03 am

Hey COW, are you Kerry Wood? I can't find any other reason to assume why you're riding his jockstrap. You can have Wood and his 3.62 ERA, and I'll have Prior and his 2.74 career ERA. And if I had to guess at which one of them will improve, I'd pick the guy who's 3 years younger and only has 1 full season under his belt. Oh yeah, Prior has a better K/9 and WHIP than Wood as well. You still want Kerry Wood?

If nobody is better than Kerry Wood when he's "on", I guess he isn't on very often. I'll take consistently dominant over occasionally dominant any day.
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:26 am

The Cow wrote:Wood is pitching opening day, LOL. You know why Wood is pitching opening day? Because he is a more dominant pitcher than Prior. Prior is overrated, I have no stats to back this up just my eyes.

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Prior 10.85 career k/9
Wood 10.34 career k/9

Prior career 152 ERA+
Wood career 117 ERA +

Wood is very good, but i don't see how he's better?
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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:47 am

"The mainstay of treatment for tendonitis, peritendonitis, tendinosis, and retrocalcaneobursitis is ice, rest, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but physical therapy, orthotics, and surgery may be necessary in recalcitrant cases. In patients with tendon rupture, casting or surgery is required. Appropriate treatment often leads to full recovery."
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:10 am

But the million dollar question is: Is this a recalcitrant case? I don't even know what the hell that means, but if surgery were neccesary he'd be out for more than 5-10 days. If this were a no-name we wouldn't have heard about it and he would play the whole season fine without anybody caring. Bumps and bruises happen, I'm sure it's nothing big.
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Postby The Cow » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:36 am

You guys fail to realize that Wood has steadily improved over the last 3 years. The big fault against him is his WHIP which has also been dropping the last 3 years to a career low 1.19. That will drop again this year as he will walk fewer batters. As for the k/9 issue Wood's was better than Prior's last year and I expect more of the same this year. I see no reason that Wood will not improve again this year. As for Prior I do see a reason that he will regress and that is his achilles heel.

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Postby emb0lus » Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:45 pm

recalcitrant means refractory to treatment, or, it ain't gettin' no better. here is the latest info that espn reported and look at what is highlighted.

"Although Prior's Achilles' tendinitis, which has bothered him since last September, isn't likely to prevent him from being ready for the start of the season, it could nag him all year long, the Chicago Sun-Times reports."

i thought players recovered during the offseason :-o
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