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I know this will be greeted with a hosanna of rotten tomatoes, because that's what kneejerkingly greets any criticism of the "modern" style, but there's no question that it's true.
Never like to see a guy injured and I like Reyes, but this kind of thing is a byproduct of poor fundamentals which in turn are a byproduct of TTO, let's loaf on the bases, and pose at home plate rather than run baseball. This is a guy who regularly runs and steals bases and can't even execute a basic slide properly.
I know this will be greeted with a hosanna of rotten tomatoes
One time I fell down the stairs and bashed my head apart, and my shoes fell off.
...Balance the humours.
Fortunately for Reyes, he no longer has to see the Met doctors.
True. In Toronto they do not balance humours, and instead use a system of snake oils and faith healers.
#19's theory of Reyes being surprised he'd need to slide sounds more plausible than mine about the previous head-whacking influencing Reyes.
I blame Post 58 in this thread.
Today's game report in the Toronto Star claimed "Reyes injured his left ankle, in an ugly, awkward slide at second base caused by indecision. He thought there was a foul ball. He usually goes in headfirst."
Pity this didn't happen while Jeffrey Loria was paying his salary.
(i) an injury prone high-paid FA who...just got injured:
a soft-tossing lefty who isn't fooling anyone;
a RHP who has given up 10 runs in 7 innings.
Maybe it's just a bit early in the season to be writing Johnson and Buerhle off?
but at what point does the risk of injury outweigh even positive-SB value?
Anyway, this sucks. Reyes is one of my favorite players to watch, and I did not enjoy him on the Marlins. Was very much looking forward to seeing him lead the Jays to a pennant this year. Hopefully it looked worse than it is. When a player is in that much visible pain, that's usually not a good indicator. 20. Lassus Posted: April 13, 2013 at 08:41 AM (#4412907)
There's an interesting question raised here, which I hadn't considered before. We all know there's a break-even for steals, but at what point does the risk of injury outweigh even positive-SB value?
You'd have to be stealing often at a pretty high success rate for it to offset the risk of being injured for 2-3 months.
Obviously it depends what the risk of being injured on an attempt is.
Cohen was just saying that Terry Collins kept trying to get Reyes to slide feet first, so that he'd avoid injury.
There's gonna have to be a study on this before I think it's anything other than complete bullcrap. 45. Canker Soriano Posted: April 13, 2013 at 07:15 PM (#4413431)
The whole "Reyes is injury prone" meme is way overstated. He played > 150 games 5 of the last 8 seasons,...
Huh. Over the last five years Reyes has missed 126, 29, 36, 2!, and 55*** games. Which is the outlier? Could it be, oh, the deuce? :)
Reyes is not just injury prone, he's frail. He's in the lineup as often as an aging star in his last seasons. Think Chipper Jones.
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