MasterX1918 wrote:Remember Pujols last year? Same dilemma.
Not even close to the same thing. How many games did Pujols miss?
It's pretty much exactly the same thing.
Last year at draft time, Pujols was going into the season with an injury that required surgery that would have shut him down for the season if he elected to have it at any point. Even if he didn't have the surgery, there was concern over whether the condition would affect his play.
I'm also not sure why everyone keeps throwing around this 8-10 week figure for A-Rod. The latest reports indicate that he is going to try to play with the injury and that if he has the surgery, the recovery time is 4 months. You're looking at everything in between playing close to a full season to a half-season or less. ESPN had doctors saying there is a 75-80% chance he can play the whole season with it.
As of right now, A-Rod is one of the biggest risk/reward picks in recent memory. Probably a mid-second-rounder right now. He'll go up or down depending on the latest news.
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