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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Amaro not terribly concerned about Cole Hamels

Cozy Cole : Big Noise From…Clearwater.

So, what about Hamels?

The pitcher said he wouldn’t be able to make his second straight Opening Day start after battling soreness when rebooting his throwing program in November. But he’s also confident he’ll be in the rotation in early April.

Amaro’s concern? The GM was asked to rate it on the scale of 1-through-10 on Thursday morning.

“Two,” Amaro said.

Why?

“He had a little bit of tendinitis,” Amaro said. “We were just very cautious with him in November, December. We spoke about it, I talked to the trainers and (head athletic trainer Scott) Sheridan and Dr. (Michael) Ciccotti. We’re just being cautious with him. I know he said yesterday that he’s not going to be ready for Opening Day. The reason why he said that was because we don’t want to push him. We want to make sure he’s ready to go physically before we get him on the mound in Philadelphia or wherever he may start.”

...The general manager sat on a blue picnic table Thursday and preached calmness before his pitchers and catchers started their first official workout.

“We’re not trying to hide anything,” Amaro said. “Everyone thinks we’re trying to hide things. The fact of the matter is we just want to be cautious with the guy. He’s too important to us for us not to be cautious now.”

Repoz Posted: February 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Knock on any Iorg Posted: February 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM (#4656247)
The pitcher said he wouldn’t be able to make his second straight Opening Day start after battling soreness when rebooting his throwing program in November.

He should try to upgrade his BIOS and ARM drivers. There are known bugs with the version he's running.
   2. Padraic Posted: February 13, 2014 at 01:49 PM (#4656295)
“We’re not trying to hide anything,” Amaro said. “Everyone thinks we’re trying to hide things.


Possibly because it was all of two years ago when a #1 Phillies starter went from "soreness" to retired. Or that Utley and Howard showed up in 2012 in much worse shape (injury-wise) than anyone had known. Or that MAG suddenly goes from a top-line starter to "who knows if he can help?"

They do hide things. Every decent organization hides things - you just need to be a hell of a lot better at it.
   3. bigglou115 Posted: February 13, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4656385)
If Amaro says that he isn't sweating blood over every missed game by any player he's lying. The Phillies obviously think they're in it, but they have to know it's a very perfect set of circumstances that lets them catch the Braves and Nats. They really can't afford to lose any wins to injury.
   4. depletion Posted: February 13, 2014 at 07:03 PM (#4656595)
Hamels is in the best shape of his life.
A work friend asked if I wanted to skiing this week. I told him I am in the worst shape of my life, so, probably not.
   5. andrewberg Posted: February 13, 2014 at 07:22 PM (#4656600)
To be fair, Amaro should try to publicly downplay his worries. To say that the sky is falling would make him very vulnerable in the open market for an extra pitcher or in trade discussions. That is not to say that he is a competent GM; I just think the game theory is right in this case.
   6. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: February 13, 2014 at 07:29 PM (#4656603)
MAG

What does this stand for?
   7. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: February 13, 2014 at 07:36 PM (#4656607)
What does this stand for?


Wondering exactly the same thing.
   8. JJ1986 Posted: February 13, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4656608)
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Cuban defector and not to be confused with the Orioles starter, Miguel Gonzalez.
   9. zonk Posted: February 13, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4656627)
Why should he be worried?

The medical report from four years ago says he's in tip-top shape.
   10. Bug Selig Posted: February 13, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4656658)
Somebody should tell Amaro that Hamels is on his team.
   11. Select Storage Device Posted: February 13, 2014 at 09:50 PM (#4656666)
Go to sleep Ruben. No one can hurt you there. Ryan Howard hit 97 HRs in 2013. You've won 4 rings in 3 years, inexplicably. Roy Halladay made you the godfather of his child (but still retired a Blue Jay). Turns out, Roberto Hernandez lied again, and is actually 26 years-old and Pedro Martinez.

No one can hurt you in your sleep Ruben. Shhhhhhhhhh. The voices will go away. Shhhhhhhhhh.
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: February 13, 2014 at 11:57 PM (#4656699)
He had a little bit of tendinitis


Phew, that's good news because pitching injuries never go from mild to serious or anything...
   13. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: February 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM (#4656819)
"The leeches have been ordered, all is well." - RAJ

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