Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Spring Training+WBC injury team

Injuries will always happen. They are inevitable, especially over the course of a long baseball season. But for some reason, it seems as though more big names than usual have suffered injuries during spring training. For whatever reason (WBC, too much spring training, or bad luck), 2009 spring training has been especially rough on the injury front.

So I decided to field the best team I could with all of the players who have been suffered injuries from both spring training and the WBC. This star studded roster is one that I would definitely go to war with...the names on this team are incredible. For the sake of the MLB, let's hope these guys make a full recovery.

C-Joe Mauer
back issues, causing Twins fans to panic
1b-Doug Mientkiewicz
Miraculously, he was the only first baseman of note to suffer an injury...weird!
2b-Dustin Pedroia
abdominal injury in WBC...says injury is minor
ss-Julio Lugo
underwent arthroscopic surgery in his knee...might miss 2-3 weeks
3b-Alex Rodriguez
hip surgery...likely out 6-10 weeks...A-Rod circus returns in May
OF-Manny Ramirez
trouble with left hamstring...probably out a few days
OF-Matt Joyce
lower leg problems...might miss the beginning of the season or start in the minors
OF-Mike Cameron
-tweaked rib cage...hopefully not serious
DH-Chipper Jones
-strained side muscle...will miss rest of WBC

Alfredo Amezega
Eric Chavez
Garret Anderson
Jesus Flores

SP-Johan Santana
-left elbow issues...briefly caused Mets fans to panic...stay healthy!
SP-Cole Hamels
-left elbow issues...causing Phillies fans hearts to race...insists injury is minor
SP-Ervin Santana
likely to start the season on DL with elbow troubles

SP-Justin Duchscherer
Sore elbow, likely to start season on DL
SP-Jeff Francis
shoulder surgery, out for the season

RP-Taylor Buchholz
sprained ligament in his elbow...will miss a month
RP-Jim Johnson
discomfort in right shoulder...shut down
CL-Matt Lindstrom
shoulder soreness in WBC...might be out for opening day

I don't know about you, but I think this team would win 100 games easily...as long as they remain healthy.

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