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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Rubin: Pedro Felciano has “hole’ in heart

Feliciano said he feels fine, the issue is not life-threatening and surgery was not brought up as an option.

He was unsure if he would immediately be cleared to resume baseball activities, saying he needed to first speak with trainer Ray Ramirez and a cardiac specialist.

Anyone know anything about hearts?  Sounds scary.

Arbitol Dijaler Posted: February 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Accent Shallow Posted: February 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM (#4374597)
With the quotations in the headline, I figured he was just upset about how he hasn't been able to pitch the past few years.

I wish him a speedy recovery.
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 23, 2013 at 01:33 PM (#4374632)
"hole in the heart" usually means a septal defect, but TFA says "a small "hole" in the exterior of his heart". I have no idea what they mean by that
   3. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: February 23, 2013 at 01:43 PM (#4374637)
I think they mean a hole on the pericardium, the "sack" the heart lies in.
   4. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 23, 2013 at 01:52 PM (#4374642)
I think they mean he listened to too much Extreme.
   5. Halofan Posted: February 23, 2013 at 02:08 PM (#4374653)
I've had more heart surgeries than most people under 50, basically they probably put him on a blood thinner if the hole is smaller than 3 millimeters. Problem is he if he bumps his head it is an ER visit to prevent a major blood on the brain issue.
   6. Shredder Posted: February 23, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4374696)
Is it in the shape of Mr. Bawkbagawk?
   7. JJ1986 Posted: February 23, 2013 at 06:16 PM (#4374936)
Since this is today's Mets thread: I am very unhappy with this Marlon Byrd stuff. Terry Collins talking him up as the starting right fielder. It's annoying that he might be getting a leg up on the competition just because he was a good player 4 years ago.
   8. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: February 23, 2013 at 08:23 PM (#4374974)
Doesn't Kerry Wood have the same problem?
   9. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: February 23, 2013 at 10:27 PM (#4374993)
[7] I don't get too worked up about a manager saying something encouraging about a veteran in spring training. Anyway, it's not like he'd be taking playing time away from anyone who much deserves it.
   10. theboyqueen Posted: February 23, 2013 at 10:42 PM (#4375001)
I am a doctor, and I have no clue what a "hole in the exterior of the heart" refers to. It looks like he had an arrythmia of some kind. I'm guessing he misunderstood something the doctor told him.
   11. Knock on any Iorg Posted: February 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM (#4375003)
I think they mean a hole on the pericardium, the "sack" the heart lies in.

The true origin of the term "sack up or pack up". If you pack up you will go with a heavy heart.
   12. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 24, 2013 at 12:09 AM (#4375019)
Byrd may be done, but his 2011 numbers would have fit right into the Mets OF and if you put his 2010 stats into 2012 he would have been their second best hitter out there.

Still, if you want one of your younger guys to take a step forward (if only as a trade chit), naming Byrd as your starter isn't the way to go about it.
   13. Bobvila Posted: February 24, 2013 at 12:25 AM (#4375022)
I know a bit about cardiology, and the article, as written, makes no sense. Nor does a hole in the pericardium explain any of this, or why it would get mentioned.
   14. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: February 24, 2013 at 12:40 AM (#4375027)
[7] I don't get too worked up about a manager saying something encouraging about a veteran in spring training. Anyway, it's not like he'd be taking playing time away from anyone who much deserves it.

This. I am not going to get worked up about Byrd playing too much when the options are Baxter or Cowgill.
   15. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 24, 2013 at 05:34 AM (#4375062)
I am not going to get worked up about Byrd playing too much when the options are Baxter or Cowgill.


The point isn't that you might lose 0.1 wins playing Byrd.
   16. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: February 24, 2013 at 09:28 AM (#4375074)
What is the point? Is it that the Mets should have someone better than Byrd to play? If it is, then that's on Sandy et al. Is it that you think Collins won't play young players? It seems like he has been willing to do so. He's come out and said that he wants to give the closer's job to Parnell.
   17. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: February 24, 2013 at 09:37 AM (#4375075)
My point is that the sum total of the negative of playing Byrd - taking development time away from Baxter/Cowgill and losing 0.1 wins in the process - pales in comparison to what's really wrong with the team, and you have to multiply that by the probability that Collins is actually serious. That's the math.
   18. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: February 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM (#4375086)
[4] He's hole-hearted.
   19. formerly dp Posted: February 24, 2013 at 12:19 PM (#4375141)
Only the Mets. You can't write this stuff. Upon his promotion to the majors, I'm sure we'll find out Travis d'Arnaud has a distended spleen.
   20. billyshears Posted: February 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4375151)
Outside of doing something crazy like throwing Valdespin in CF and Nieuwenhuis in RF to get them both ABs to see if they can play, I don't think there is any choice the Mets can make regarding who the RF is that makes any difference whatsoever as to the short, medium or long-term outlook of the team. All of the options suck.
   21. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 24, 2013 at 08:30 PM (#4375380)
@20: Sure, and which makes playing the old guy the only stupid thing a manager could do.
   22. bobm Posted: March 05, 2013 at 10:25 PM (#4381634)
Mets' Feliciano pitches with heart monitor on

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Last Updated: 4:51 PM, March 5, 2013
JUPITER, Fla. -- Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano wore a heart monitor while pitching and reported no problems or discomfort during his first spring training outing.

Feliciano threw one inning against the Miami Marlins in a "B" game on a practice field behind Roger Dean Stadium. He allowed one run - on Ben Lasater's home run - hit a batter and struck out one.

Feliciano was diagnosed last week with a rare genetic condition called left ventricular noncompaction. The condition results from the failure of myocardial development from birth. Feliciano said he never thought about the heart monitor while in the game.The 36-year-old left-hander missed the past two seasons because of a shoulder injury.

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