Monday, April 11, 2005
Baseball Prospectus injury guru Wil Carroll included this opinion on Bobby Madritsch in his latest Under the Knife column (subscription).
Bobby Madritsch learned that his medicine wheel tattoo isn't enough to save him from whatever seems to attack all promising young Mariners pitchers. Madritsch has a torn shoulder capsule and will need surgery that will end his 2005. He'll have a second opinion, hoping that he'll hear a diagnosis that doesn't involve the business end of a scalpel. The M's are going to have to get serious about figuring out exactly what's going on. It's one thing for me to sit here making guesses in my column. For the M's, this is win-or-lose serious and I hope something's going on internally.Sigh. Maybe we should just trade King Felix before we hurt him.