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Balfour out 4-6 weeks knee surgery

Posted: 02/14/2013 8:38 AM

Balfour out 4-6 weeks knee surgery 


According to jane lee and slusser dang it!!
Die hard chiefs blazers and A's fan and will be till the day I die!!
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Posted: 02/14/2013 8:39 AM

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Sluss: "Should not miss start of season"
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Posted: 02/14/2013 8:40 AM

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Not good, luckily we have a deep pen and some closer options in Cook and Doolittle.

Hopefully there wont be too much of this type of news this spring. Gotta stay healthy.
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Posted: 02/14/2013 9:00 AM

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Again: this is not major knee injury, it's a meniscus tear. Only arthroscopic surgery. Balfour should be OK for start of season.

Slusser, SF Chronicle.

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Posted: 02/14/2013 9:14 AM

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And so it begins... I'm very worried about the health of the bullpen after how heavily they were relied on last year. At least two of Figueroa, Leon, Scribner, and Simmons will need to be big parts of this pen this year.
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Posted: 02/14/2013 9:18 AM

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He got Sizemored!
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Posted: 02/14/2013 10:09 AM

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Well, I was wondering who would suffer the first early injury.  Thankfully, it seems he'll be ready to go when the bell rings.  And double thankfully, as alluded to by Bandito, Cook and Doolittle can probably handle it in the meantime.
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Posted: 02/14/2013 10:17 AM

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Bring back Fuentes! biggrin


(Kidding, people, just kidding... )
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Posted: 02/14/2013 11:13 AM

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zorch wrote: Bring back Fuentes! biggrin


(Kidding, people, just kidding... )
At least you didn't mention Breslow... As in "Oh No It's Breslow". That would of been really annoying. biggrin
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Posted: 02/14/2013 11:14 AM

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zorch wrote: Bring back Fuentes! biggrin


(Kidding, people, just kidding... )
:ban....just for even hinting at, mentioning or joking that name biggrin

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Posted: 02/14/2013 11:44 AM

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Speaking of injured closers, anyone else see that Ryan Madson had a set back and won't be ready to start the year for the Bonemans? Counting on him seemed like a pretty big leap all along. Though I've seen his name more than once when media talk about the Angels improved bullpen. He'll only be 12 months from TJ at the start of the season. We'll see.
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Posted: 02/14/2013 12:50 PM

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AsAsAs wrote: Speaking of injured closers, anyone else see that Ryan Madson had a set back and won't be ready to start the year for the Bonemans? Counting on him seemed like a pretty big leap all along. Though I've seen his name more than once when media talk about the Angels improved bullpen. He'll only be 12 months from TJ at the start of the season. We'll see.
Madsen was not signed to be the Angels closer.  Ernesto Frieri has that spot locked up after his dominating season last year.
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Posted: 02/14/2013 1:31 PM

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F@(k Balfour is f@(king injured? Sh"tty F@(king gawddarn fu(king luck, mate.


And on and on this goes with lots of curses and Vegemite and fosters and kangaroos.
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Posted: 02/14/2013 3:56 PM

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I'm wondering why Balfour did not get this problem repaired sooner than the start of spring training. Surely the athlete that he is would have suspected something was wrong while working out this winter. Anyone have an idea ?
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Posted: 02/14/2013 4:20 PM

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zorch wrote: Bring back Fuentes! biggrin


(Kidding, people, just kidding... )
But ... but .... Geren is already gone!
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Posted: 02/15/2013 12:31 PM

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MarkfromMaine wrote: I'm wondering why Balfour did not get this problem repaired sooner than the start of spring training. Surely the athlete that he is would have suspected something was wrong while working out this winter. Anyone have an idea ?
according to balfour, the pain pretty much went away in the offseason and didnt interfere with his offseason work outs. pitchers also rarely throw off the mound in the off season.

when the pain came back after a bullpen session, balfour figured this was something more than just soreness.
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Posted: 02/15/2013 2:14 PM

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Balfour Rage knows no limits. He tore his own meniscus
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