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  1. It is going to be different and maybe even fun. Maybe shorten season with longer (more teams) playoffs. Maybe it is more like basketball or hockey playoffs. Who knows, might change the way MLB does playoffs forever!
  2. Ohtani reminds me of another Angel. A streaky lefty with a long swing, going to strikeout a lot but slug around .560. He going to hit 38 HRs this year but he is going to look clueless at times. He will not be known for his contact rate!
  3. "preventative UCL reconstruction " If I were a surgeon, I would strongly consider pioneering this. Remember Dr. Frank Jobe was considered a little crazy. And if we can't/won't send are draft picks straight to surgery how about mandatory preventive PRP?
  4. Not sure how dumb it would be. Maybe not a full blown TJ surgery but a strengthening procedure. Maybe Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair with Internal Brace - it could be called “Tommy John lite.” Time will tell.
  5. So why don't teams draft pitchers and send them straight to the surgeon. Have both the shoulder and the elbow made bionic. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster." I mean it is almost inevitable so get it done early.
  6. Therefore, including data from a list found on Tommy John Surgery List @MLB Player Analysis, 18 MLB players had Tommy John surgery in 2019, making a total of 473 MLB players that have had TJ surgery since 1974. The total for all baseball players who had TJ surgery in 2019 was 80 players, making a grand total of 1,821 players who have had TJ surgery at least once, if not multiple times, in their baseball careers, including high school, college, all levels of minor league baseball and MLB. All the cool kids are doing it!
  7. When will teams/ pitching coaches start evaluating pitching mechanics (slow mo video) and training to try to avoid injuries before they happen. There are guys out there that predict which pitchers are going to get injured based off their mechanics. Chris O'Leary is one but there are others too. He has a position he calls the JT twist and other tell tale signs to predict the the probability for a pitcher's arm and shoulder health. I know its almost like shooting fish in a barrel but his record is pretty amazing. Angels need to do something.
  8. intercostal muscles are several groups of muscles that run between the ribs, and help form and move the chest wall. The intercostal muscles are mainly involved in the mechanical aspect of breathing. These muscles help expand and shrink the size of the chest cavity to facilitate breathing. He was breathing too hard?
  9. Minor league offer? Crafty lefty? Middle relief. $100,000? Lets gamble! Invite him to spring training.