nuggets wrote:thehat wrote:beltrans_boy wrote:Great. Outstanding player management by the Dodgers. Let your stud closer come back early from a knee injury so he throws his elbow into a 2nd Tommy John surgery.
Gagne wasn't ready to come back, and the Dodgers should have sat his fat a** on the DL where it belonged. Un-friggin-believable. There goes any shot at the playoffs.
I'm curious as to where you received your medical training. It must be an outstanding school, as you clearly know far more about this stuff than do the Dodger medical people.
If anyone buys into that BS bit ESPN did on the Dodger's management being solely responsible for Gagne's injury and now the Dodgers inability to win the division - Make sure you can get a full refund, what crap! That whole piece was irresponsible. Anyone else see it yet?
There was an ESPN piece of this? I'm just going as a Dodgers fan who watched Gagne pitch during ST. He chanced his delivery because of the knee problem that he had. When you change a delivery, it puts more stress on the arm and elbow.
Now, I'm not positive that there's any correllation between the altered delivery and Gagne's current elbow problems, but it certainly didn't help the cause. Gagne was unable to plant off of his knee, and as a result, he had to throw from his arm. What absorbs most of the shock when a pitcher does this? That's right, his elbow. Now where does he have ligament damage? That's right, his elbow. Coincidence? I'm not so sure...
The fact of the matter is that you don't rush a guy back from the DL who has a history of elbow and ligament problems, especially someone as valuable as Eric Gagne. I don't care how competitive he is, and how popular he is. He's a multi-million dollar investment, first and foremost, and it's the organization's responsibility to protect that investment for the future.
Did the Dodgers cause a 2nd Tommy John? I'm not sure, but they definitely should have been more careful with that knee rehab. I'm no doctor, but it seems to me that you don't put a guy out there who has to change his delivery to pitch without pain...