GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Mookie4ever wrote:Unless an injury is chronic, the player is very old, plays a style that is condusive to injury or has shown that he cannot play through pain then you just have to take injury out of the equation. There is no way that you can predict it.
As for Beltre, it was a medical procedure/illness that was not baseball related. He had an emergency appendectomy in the DR that was botched and had to be fixed months later. He lost a full year (and I would say even regressed) because of the damage that it did to him. It's kind of like Greg Ostertagg when he donated a kidney - you can't call him injury prone because he donated a kidney.
Simply not true. Injuries are highly correlated from year to year. Look at DL days from year to year. You'll find the same names.
That appendix operation was in January 2001. What's his excuse in 2002? 2003?
I do not believe that there is a pattern and none has ever been shown. Unless, as I said the injury is chronic, the player is very old, plays a style that is condusive to injury or has shown that he cannot play through pain, there is simply no way to predict injuries.
GTWMS wrote:I don't know whether he's injury prone or not. Others brought that up as an excuse for his poor performance. I find that not a credible excuse.
Give the guy a break, he almost died in 2001. If you know the story at all, his appendix burst and he did not get immediate medical attention. When he did get attention the operation was botched. At spring training, they found that he had holes in his stomach. He lost a lot of weight and probably should not have played at all in 2001. I would say that this could put a little bit of a crimp in a young player's development.