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Old 05-09-2018, 11:49 AM
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Default Jake Burger retore achilles

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Old 05-09-2018, 12:03 PM
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Drafted - doubt he would stick at 3B
1st Tear - For sure not sticking at 3B
2nd Tear - Might never see a ML field.


This sucks.

It's a high first round draft pick !
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:20 PM
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Not much you can say is there?

I'll be curious as more info comes out about how this happened, they say he was "walking" when it tore again.

Have to check with a trainer-friend I know to get his take and how often this happens.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:23 PM
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Oh, well.

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Old 05-09-2018, 12:51 PM
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You just can't afford to lose a player that was drafted #11 overall, not when you're in the middle of a rebuild.

Thank god for Yolmer.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:57 PM
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Beautiful. That's just great.

What I would give to hit on a first-round pick.
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:06 PM
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For what its worth, coming from a trainer:

"It's a huge setback and a big issue. In 30 years I've never seen a re-tear in a younger individual. If the story is true, he may have been walking without his boot and slipped or something. He should not have been walking without his boot this early, if it's been around two months since surgery.

The big issue is the quality of tissue left in his achilles. the surgery is like trying to tie pieces of spaghetti together. Now the spaghetti is frayed as well. They may need to take tendon tissue from another part of the body or use synthetic tissue, if the tissue quality isn't there. This isn't a ligament where it's a static structure. This tissue needs to have the contractile and flexibility to run and jump.

I can honestly says that this is one I have never experienced. He will have the advantage of youth and a good blood supply to the area. However, the fact that he is young and has torn it twice doesn't give much confidence."
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:20 PM
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I didn't trust it after the first tear, and am now even less confident. His bat can translate, but I doubt he will stick at third. So long as he can regain strength and put a load on it for the swing, he should still be fine.
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:22 PM
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Well this ****ing sucks. I have no doubt that no one is more upset that Jake Burger right now. Hope he can recover.
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:25 PM
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Definitely sucks. He was at a position of need as well. Half of our prospects won't amount to much anyways, so this was bound to happen to someone. Can't be counted on for anything in the future, hopefully he ends up being found money in a few years after being written off.

I imagine that Hahn and co will be looking a bit harder at Bohm and India now.
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:34 PM
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Definitely sucks. He was at a position of need as well. Half of our prospects won't amount to much anyways, so this was bound to happen to someone. Can't be counted on for anything in the future, hopefully he ends up being found money in a few years after being written off.

I imagine that Hahn and co will be looking a bit harder at Bohm and India now.
Good point. I would look at a third base prospect that is worth the fourth pick.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:05 PM
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Good point. I would look at a third base prospect that is worth the fourth pick.
Do MLB teams even target positional need in the draft? Aside from the split between pitchers and hitters, I mean. So many drafted players are moved to other positions that such a narrow approach would seem misguided. It's a lot different than the other three major sports.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:21 PM
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It's been a difficult start to the season, and this only adds to it. The rebuild has been set back by injuries to the wrong people, and this is the latest example.

You never want injuries to anyone, of course. Even guys who are nothing more than roster filler provide something. But it's especially troubling to see serious injuries to a recent first-round draft pick. Obviously, the organization has invested a lot in Jake Burger.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:02 PM
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Saw a story where they said it would be 12 more months now before he's cleared and able to get back on the diamond. I'm thinking a best case scenario for him is late 2020 but more likely now 2021 with the major league team...frankly if ever.

Hahn on injury:

"He was walking in his backyard and took a step and unfortunately felt a pop. It appears nothing could've been done to prevent this, much like the first one, just something that happens.

"Doctors are very optimistic that this repair, the second repair, will take, especially with the graft tissue attachment. It's a step that's made to help solidify the strength of the tendon and the repair."

"Lousy setback for a great kid who's been working hard," Hahn said. "But as was the case with the first repair, the expectation is there's to be no long-term effect on his baseball career.

"We expect him to have no restrictions in the future. Nothing the kid did wrong, no issue with anything along the path of his rehabilitation. Unfortunately this apparently happens in a relatively small percentage of Achilles repairs. Despite his hard work, Jake suffered this reinjury."

We'll see I guess.

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Old 05-09-2018, 04:18 PM
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Achilles tears are impossible to predict. Just one of those things, I guess.

If Burger can mean back, great. If not, the Sox will have to move on. Nothing else to do.

This does make it more likely that the Sox ultimately target a free agent third baseman. If they do, I hope they ultimately get Nolan Arenado.

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