Decisive victory for you, hands down. Anybody who thinks Vlad is worth anything this year knows NOTHING about herniated discs. If the guy wants to talk trash and act like he ripped you off, give him the following names:
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So tell him to do his homework before he opens his pie hole. And even if Vlad comes back in eight weeks (and I can almost guarantee you it won't be 6), that'll be about August 13. But even then, they won't just throw him in the lineup every day. Instead, he'll get all kinds of time off. He's also likely to go on a minor league rehab assignment. And who knows how long it'll take for him to get his timing back? So what would be the use in having Vlad this season?