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DrCrawdad
06-08-2008, 09:25 AM
I didn't see it posted here but Joe Borchard, who had been playing with the Braves AAA affiliate, is out for the rest of the season. Apparently, he had a sore right elbow, thought it was relatively minor but tests revealed ligament damage. So, now he'll miss the rest of the season recovering from TJ surgery.

Borchard was hitting .274 with four homers and 12 RBIs in 33 games in AAA.

I was really hoping that Joe would turn out for the Sox. Since the Sox traded him, I've checked in on his stats to see how he was doing. Joe's 29 yrs old.

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fquaye149
06-08-2008, 10:07 AM
will this affect his light tower power?

Chicken Dinner
06-08-2008, 12:52 PM
Biggest waste of $5.3 million bucks the Sox ever spent. I do like Thornton though.

thomas35forever
06-08-2008, 01:57 PM
Why would fielders need Tommy John surgery?

fquaye149
06-08-2008, 02:42 PM
Why would fielders need Tommy John surgery?

Baseball players generally tend to need to be able to throw, contrary to what fantasy sports might suggest

palehozenychicty
06-09-2008, 09:09 AM
Dag, LTP could never, ever get it rolling. It's too bad.

Foulke You
06-09-2008, 09:41 AM
Borchard had all the tools to be one hell of a baseball player and he just never was able to put it all together. I've never been more wrong about a prospect than I was on Borchard. The first time I got to see him play, I thought the kid was going to be an all star. He was a great athlete with tremendous power but he never could figure out MLB pitching. This is hit or miss nature of high draft picks though.

Irishsox1
06-09-2008, 09:45 AM
Borchard at the time he was drafted, got the largest signing bonus ever. What a waste on an extremely average player.

doublem23
06-09-2008, 10:19 AM
Borchard at the time he was drafted, got the largest signing bonus ever. What a waste on an extremely average player.

Hindsight is 20/20.

High Mileage
06-12-2008, 08:12 PM
Sounds like he should've stuck with football...

getonbckthr
06-12-2008, 08:14 PM
I'm gonna say his heart was never truly in baseball.

Sam Spade
06-12-2008, 08:41 PM
Why would fielders need Tommy John surgery?
Ask the guy in your sig. Its rare but ligament damage happens.

gosox41
06-12-2008, 09:00 PM
Biggest waste of $5.3 million bucks the Sox ever spent. I do like Thornton though.


Don't forget Navarro, but that was more like $20 mill or so. It did come to $5mill per year.


Bob

MHOUSE
06-14-2008, 06:21 PM
Why would fielders need Tommy John surgery?

Tony Womack had it a few years ago and I believe there have been a couple guys the last few years who have done it. The Cardinals were talking about scrapping their 2008 season and getting Pujols elbow surgery to prevent a future blow-up. I bet they're glad they didn't do that now!

dickallen15
06-14-2008, 08:37 PM
Borchard had all the tools to be one hell of a baseball player and he just never was able to put it all together. I've never been more wrong about a prospect than I was on Borchard. The first time I got to see him play, I thought the kid was going to be an all star. He was a great athlete with tremendous power but he never could figure out MLB pitching. This is hit or miss nature of high draft picks though.

I agree. Joe had a lot of ability. He's a great guy, a very hard worker, but it just didn't click for him.

tick53
06-16-2008, 06:22 PM
Biggest waste of $5.3 million bucks the Sox ever spent. I do like Thornton though.

You're right on both counts.