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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #50: August 29, 2014, 12:12:08 PM »
Rendon.

Rendon had shoulder issues, not TJS

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #51: August 29, 2014, 12:13:54 PM »
Rendon had shoulder issues, not TJS

Oh...right.

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« Reply #52: August 29, 2014, 12:13:58 PM »
Spencer Kieboom.

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #53: August 29, 2014, 12:15:41 PM »
Matt Skole

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #54: August 29, 2014, 12:29:50 PM »
That's interesting. Are there any detailed reads on Atlanta's method for handling pitchers?

What's interesting to me is some UVA pitcher got drafted by the Braves while a family friend played there. The Braves rep then was that they took great care of their pitchers and limited breaking pitches for a couple years, etc. Everyone was pumped that he was drafted by them.

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #55: August 29, 2014, 05:34:33 PM »
Masahiro Tanaka had his rehab shut down due to arm soreness.

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #56: August 29, 2014, 10:05:28 PM »
Masahiro Tanaka had his rehab shut down due to arm soreness.
TJS gotta be likely. Sucks for him, I liked watching him.

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #57: August 30, 2014, 11:43:46 AM »
TJS gotta be likely. Sucks for him, I liked watching him.

Did I just see that he began throwing again yesterday?

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #58: August 30, 2014, 07:27:50 PM »
Did I just see that he began throwing again yesterday?

Well he is Japanese. They aren't known for being nages about pain :lol:

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #59: October 09, 2014, 09:58:07 PM »
Did anyone else see this?

Really interesting article.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/a-primer-on-tommy-john-surgery-part-one/

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #61: March 26, 2015, 08:22:08 PM »
Vindication for Luhnow and the Astros. I'll bet Rizzo drafts him now.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/03/brady-aiken-undergoes-tommy-john-surgery.html

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #62: March 26, 2015, 10:03:45 PM »
no.  the red sox are supposed to be after him with the #7 pick.

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« Reply #63: March 26, 2015, 10:13:04 PM »
no.  the red sox are supposed to be after him with the #7 pick.
NANF [/spider]

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #64: March 27, 2015, 08:04:00 AM »
NANF [/spider]
I report, you decide.  Might have been Alex Speier, who is now with Boston.com. 

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #65: March 30, 2015, 09:45:00 AM »
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The life expectancy of a “second elbow” after Tommy John surgery is thought by some in baseball to be about eight years. One of the teams that believes it, not as dogma but as an important rule of thumb, is the Washington Nationals.

And that explains a lot. Like why Max Scherzer arrived. Why Jordan Zimmermann almost certainly will leave after the 2015 season. And why, hold on, Stephen Strasburg is highly likely to depart D.C. after the 2016 season as well.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/fear-of-second-elbow-surgery-may-lead-to-zimmerman-strasburg-departures/2015/03/29/80367f62-d646-11e4-8103-fa84725dbf9d_story.html

apparently they're expecting a very short career for little Gio (surgery in 2012, expected 2016 debut)

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« Reply #66: March 30, 2015, 09:52:08 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/fear-of-second-elbow-surgery-may-lead-to-zimmerman-strasburg-departures/2015/03/29/80367f62-d646-11e4-8103-fa84725dbf9d_story.html

apparently they're expecting a very short career for little Gio (surgery in 2012, expected 2016 debut)
Yeh, saw that.  Just had started a separate thread.

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #67: April 12, 2015, 06:59:14 PM »
@clarkspencer: Henderson Alvarez is having a MRI on his right elbow, according to sources. Would be major blow to #marlins if damage is found.

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« Reply #68: May 01, 2015, 02:20:03 PM »
Homer Bailey is the latest victim.

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #69: May 01, 2015, 02:29:41 PM »
Tommy John is one of the celebrity autograph guests this year appearing in my city (short season single A ball).

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #70: May 01, 2015, 02:33:56 PM »
Tommy John is one of the celebrity autograph guests this year appearing in my city (short season single A ball).
Have him autograph your elbow.

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #71: May 01, 2015, 03:30:01 PM »
Have him autograph your elbow.

I got this about 50 years ago...pre-surgery fame...


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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #72: May 01, 2015, 04:20:58 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/fear-of-second-elbow-surgery-may-lead-to-zimmerman-strasburg-departures/2015/03/29/80367f62-d646-11e4-8103-fa84725dbf9d_story.html

apparently they're expecting a very short career for little Gio (surgery in 2012, expected 2016 debut)

Actually doesn't leave much time for JZ or Stras, not that they'll even be with us much longer.

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #73: May 06, 2015, 09:22:13 AM »
Alex Cobb from the rays appears to be heading for TJ

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Re: The Tommy John Epidemic
« Reply #74: May 06, 2015, 10:08:45 AM »
Alex Cobb from the rays appears to be heading for TJ
partial tear.  Last I saw he was going to try to pitch through it. Maybe a platelet rich blood injection, too.  Stinks for my fantasy team.