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cheeses_h_rice
02-26-2007, 10:33 AM
I'm sure it's nothing, though (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/273029,CST-SPT-cub26.article).

:rolleyes:

WhiteSox5187
02-26-2007, 10:39 AM
This hurts the Cubs...I mean, after all, he's won like, what, two hundred and fifty simulated games? He's the all time leader in simulated strikeouts mind you.

itsnotrequired
02-26-2007, 10:48 AM
1060west lays it out:

but, coming off an offseason shoulder strengthening program that should have had him in throwing shape faster than most, prior is instead missing scheduled sessions. as we saw last year (http://www.1060west.net/2006/08/future-of-mark-prior.html), laggards tend only to get further behind -- and, too often, that the team obfuscates both that fact and the seriousness of what is transpiring. if prior is not feeling pain and missing mound sessions, he's probably the only pitcher in all of baseball doing so -- clearly, it's more likely that prior has not rebounded from last year's disaster. and that very probably means some of a myriad of things for prior and the cubs, few if any of them good. a pitcher who has pain after a few sessions following months off following a nine-appearance season is probably headed under the knife at some point soon, if not just out of baseball

http://www.1060west.net/2007/02/same-old-song-and-dance.html

spawn
02-26-2007, 11:00 AM
I could be completely wrong here, but I don't think Prior's problems are physical. I think it's mental with him. I think he's afraid of getting hurt again.

AuroraSoxFan
02-26-2007, 11:46 AM
The way that team handles that guy is getting old. They will say "He's fine, 100%, no setbacks." Then they hold him out of games as a "precaution." In theory, any player is at risk of getting hurt at any time. If they really wanted to implement "precautions" they would not allow anyone to participate in anything. That would be ok with me.

I just don't get it that he is "perfectly fine" yet held out of drills/games. Never has made any sense to me.

bryPt
02-26-2007, 11:49 AM
This hurts the Cubs...I mean, after all, he's won like, what, two hundred and fifty simulated games? He's the all time leader in simulated strikeouts mind you.

This stat alone should assure him induction into the Simulated Hall of Fame first ballot.

FedEx227
02-26-2007, 11:54 AM
I could be completely wrong here, but I don't think Prior's problems are physical. I think it's mental with him. I think he's afraid of getting hurt again.

I've turned that way too. I seriously think because he was so pampered his entire life and always told he was the greatest pitcher ever (for gods sake they said his delivery was based off a computer), that he's afraid of not only getting hurt but failure as well.

jenn2080
02-26-2007, 12:10 PM
I could be completely wrong here, but I don't think Prior's problems are physical. I think it's mental with him. I think he's afraid of getting hurt again.


I agree. He has been riding the DL for so long that know he is freaked to really go out there. Along with the you are the best pitcher and his dad papering him like a princess.

Jerko
02-26-2007, 12:13 PM
I think he's still recovering from his start against the Tigers last year. What did they hit, 7 homers that day????

AJ Hellraiser
02-26-2007, 12:28 PM
I could be completely wrong here, but I don't think Prior's problems are physical. I think it's mental with him. I think he's afraid of getting hurt again.

You would be correct... from numerous media members I've spoken with, his basic problem is that he feels the slightest bit of pain and freaks out essentially...

All pitchers feel pain at some point... they feel some in spring training after throwing a lot following the offseason, they feel some in the dog days of summer too.... But, he thinks the normal pain is something bigger or will lead to bigger issues

It is mental, but I can also think of another word I'd use to describe him...:cool:

WizardsofOzzie
02-26-2007, 12:29 PM
I'm sure Mshake10 can explain this to us small minded Sox fans :whistle:

The Dude
02-26-2007, 12:37 PM
I'm sure it's nothing, though (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/273029,CST-SPT-cub26.article).

:rolleyes:

Hey cheddarman....

:whocares

jenn2080
02-26-2007, 12:51 PM
I think he's still recovering from his start against the Tigers last year. What did they hit, 7 homers that day????


One of them being the first pitch of the game....maybe the second.

DumpJerry
02-26-2007, 12:52 PM
Hey cheddarman....

:whocares
Ummm...that is why it is in WTS. You seem upset your boy won't be 100% again this year.

Tekijawa
02-26-2007, 12:57 PM
So in hindsight, Minnesota was right for taking Mauer first then, Right?

mccoydp
02-26-2007, 01:40 PM
Mark Prior? Why, he can toss a wet towel with the best of them. :redneck

skottyj242
02-26-2007, 02:12 PM
Hey cheddarman....

:whocares

Yes. Thank you.

cheeses_h_rice
02-26-2007, 02:33 PM
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itsnotrequired
02-26-2007, 02:35 PM
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See, now this is funny.

vegyrex
02-26-2007, 03:03 PM
This stat alone should assure him induction into the Simulated Hall of Fame first ballot.

And don't forget the Towel Throwers Hall Of Fame.

He and Kerry Wood are a lock for induction. :D:

chisoxmike
02-26-2007, 03:23 PM
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:rolling:

98navigator
02-26-2007, 03:38 PM
According to the Daily Herald (http://dailyherald.com/sports/cubs.asp#) and Suntimes (http://suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/273616,cubs022607.article) they changed their mind and he's going to be making his regular Spring start.

veeter
02-26-2007, 04:06 PM
According to the Daily Herald (http://dailyherald.com/sports/cubs.asp#) and Suntimes (http://suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/273616,cubs022607.article) they changed their mind and he's going to be making his regular Spring start.Good. I want the guy out there. He's a flash in the pan. He and Wood will be 30 years old before you know it. Their arms are like 50.

The Dude
02-26-2007, 04:07 PM
Ummm...that is why it is in WTS. You seem upset your boy won't be 100% again this year.

I know, but as you always told me you were informed that this tag was for Cubs related items.

DAMN, and I thought this was his year!

The Dude
02-26-2007, 04:08 PM
:rolling:

*Cue Mike's one smilie response*

chisoxmike
02-26-2007, 04:17 PM
*Cue Mike's one smilie response*
Sometimes it's all you need.

DumpJerry
02-26-2007, 05:03 PM
So in hindsight, Minnesota was right for taking Mauer first then, Right?
Naw. Minnesota's training staff is better than the Cubs'. He would not have gotten hurt so many times.

Actually, yes-Minnesota was right to take Mauer. I would hate for the Sox to face Johan and (a healthy) Prior on consecutive nights several times a year!

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02-26-2007, 05:09 PM
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CLR01
02-26-2007, 05:55 PM
Naw. Minnesota's training staff is better than the Cubs'. He would not have gotten hurt so many times.

But that one time he was hurt they would have denied it, told him it was mental, pitched him some more and then shipped him off to the operating table.

MincHiaPettito
02-26-2007, 06:24 PM
What do they do, manage their team based on media reaction?

WizardsofOzzie
02-26-2007, 06:49 PM
According to the Daily Herald (http://dailyherald.com/sports/cubs.asp#) and Suntimes (http://suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/273616,cubs022607.article) they changed their mind and he's going to be making his regular Spring start.
Nothing like rushing it :rolleyes:

FedEx227
02-26-2007, 06:53 PM
What do they do, manage their team based on media reaction?

Yeah, kinda.

2007 Cubs free agency?

Vernam
02-26-2007, 07:04 PM
I propose that this thread be merged with the one about Gavin Floyd's spraining his ankle in the first inning of his first intrasquad game with the Sox.

I don't know if Prior's a nut, but he sure seems to be stalling so his arm will last just long enough for him to cash in on free agency. That would be 2009, so he only needs to keep pulling this bull**** for two more years. With the seller's market for pitching, no doubt somebody will lay big bucks on him so long as his arm's strong enough to comb his hair. Assuming it is . . .

Vernam

PKalltheway
02-27-2007, 09:13 AM
Naw. Minnesota's training staff is better than the Cubs'. He would not have gotten hurt so many times.

Actually, yes-Minnesota was right to take Mauer. I would hate for the Sox to face Johan and (a healthy) Prior on consecutive nights several times a year!
I agree that Minnesota's training staff is better, but just don't tell Francisco Liriano that!:redneck

palehozenychicty
02-27-2007, 12:11 PM
What do they do, manage their team based on media reaction?


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