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Postby Element » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:06 pm

...not to mention the amount of foul balls taken off of the mask or getting hit with a follow throw. Those add up too. It makes too much sense for the Twins to move him out from behind the plate. It helps that Pinto held his own in the 2nd half also.
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Re: Mauer to 1B

Postby jeffmerk » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:58 pm

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bigh0rt wrote:I think that anybody getting plunked in the head with a baseball stands a pretty good risk at being concussed. Maybe I'm wrong and Mauer actually does have greater risk, but I'm just thinking in the two instances given, where you're talking about a pretty good collision to the skull, either via ball or other professional athlete, in all likelihood I would think that anybody being a participant there has good risk. By greater risk, does that mean it takes less of an impact to cause concussion? That the symptoms of PCS, etc. last longer? I don't really know much about it, honestly.

With Mauer, I imagine you'd likely see the team proceed with greater caution, holding him out longer, etc. due to his history, if it were to occur. I could see that being the difference. I wouldn't weigh that all too heavily when projecting fantasy ranking pre-season, though. Again, I can't remember the last time I owned Mauer or paid too much attention to him, so maybe I'm unintentionally downplaying his history of head trauma.

He's moving to 1B BECAUSE of his history of head trauma.

Yes. Removing the likelihood of a player being involved in a collision at the plate seems like a pretty wise move. Mauer can, to a large degree, make sure that he doesn't collide with a catcher as a base runner, but when he's the meat being plowed into by a potential scorer, that's a risk you want to avoid with any franchise player, never mind one who has already endured head trauma. This goes right along with what I said about having the team proceed with greater caution (though I specifically mentioned the caveat of 'if it were to occur again'). What was being discussed, and I'm still uncertain of, is whether having already suffered from concussions leaves you more prone to suffering one in the future, given similar impact on the head. And also that collisions with other players and baseballs to the head are, in my mind, likely to cause concussion whether you've had one previously or not.

The guy is signed for 5 more years with the team. They're trying to get some sort of ROI. I don't see how that ties into what I said.

I'm no doctor, but from what I've observed of athletes with multiple concussions, it usually takes longer to recover from each additional injury.
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Re: Mauer to 1B

Postby legoshoe » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:32 am

jeffmerk wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:
jeffmerk wrote:He's moving to 1B BECAUSE of his history of head trauma.

Yes. Removing the likelihood of a player being involved in a collision at the plate seems like a pretty wise move. Mauer can, to a large degree, make sure that he doesn't collide with a catcher as a base runner, but when he's the meat being plowed into by a potential scorer, that's a risk you want to avoid with any franchise player, never mind one who has already endured head trauma. This goes right along with what I said about having the team proceed with greater caution (though I specifically mentioned the caveat of 'if it were to occur again'). What was being discussed, and I'm still uncertain of, is whether having already suffered from concussions leaves you more prone to suffering one in the future, given similar impact on the head. And also that collisions with other players and baseballs to the head are, in my mind, likely to cause concussion whether you've had one previously or not.

The guy is signed for 5 more years with the team. They're trying to get some sort of ROI. I don't see how that ties into what I said.

I'm no doctor, but from what I've observed of athletes with multiple concussions, it usually takes longer to recover from each additional injury.


Case in point: Justin Morneau. And he was at 1B. His blows came in the batters box and the basepaths. I think his last concussion symptoms hit him while manning 1B?
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Re: Mauer to 1B

Postby jeffmerk » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:35 pm

legoshoe wrote:
jeffmerk wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Yes. Removing the likelihood of a player being involved in a collision at the plate seems like a pretty wise move. Mauer can, to a large degree, make sure that he doesn't collide with a catcher as a base runner, but when he's the meat being plowed into by a potential scorer, that's a risk you want to avoid with any franchise player, never mind one who has already endured head trauma. This goes right along with what I said about having the team proceed with greater caution (though I specifically mentioned the caveat of 'if it were to occur again'). What was being discussed, and I'm still uncertain of, is whether having already suffered from concussions leaves you more prone to suffering one in the future, given similar impact on the head. And also that collisions with other players and baseballs to the head are, in my mind, likely to cause concussion whether you've had one previously or not.

The guy is signed for 5 more years with the team. They're trying to get some sort of ROI. I don't see how that ties into what I said.

I'm no doctor, but from what I've observed of athletes with multiple concussions, it usually takes longer to recover from each additional injury.


Case in point: Justin Morneau. And he was at 1B. His blows came in the batters box and the basepaths. I think his last concussion symptoms hit him while manning 1B?

I'm not sure, but he's another example of a guy who seems to take longer to recover from each additional injury.
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