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  1. What’s with the Twins not being able to keep any of their better players healthy? Or have they simply had a run of bad luck with Mauer, Morneau and Baker (to name a few)?

    Comment by yosoyfiesta — April 12, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

  2. It just depends how you measure it, to be honest. They had the second most DL stints last year, but weren’t that much above average in terms of days lost. Over the last few years, they’re really pretty middle of the road.

    Morneau’s concussion is just one of those things that happens, not much the staff can do either to prevent it or to treat it. Mauer…from what I understand, it’s case where nothing went right in the rehab process AND he was sick, so another perfect storm situation.

    I believe they could and should have done more with Baker, though I was rather forcefully informed there was more happening behind the scenes than I was previously told. Irrespective, of the three players you named, only Baker really makes me question the medical staff, though Mauer’s situation was certainly puzzling.

    Comment by Dan Wade — April 12, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

  3. He gone.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — April 12, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

  4. Mauer had his pre-2011 knee surgery two months later than he could have, for unknown reasons. Baker likely should have had this surgery months ago. Tommy John surgeries for Liriano, Pat Neshek, and Kyle Gibson were delayed unnecessarily by hoping for a magical rest cure. This medical staff has really established their credibility – as lollygaggers.

    Comment by Tim — April 13, 2012 @ 2:12 am

  5. My guess is that Hendricks will replace Swarzak in the rotation. Swarzak was supposed to start the season as long relief.

    Comment by adohaj — April 13, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

  6. the pendulum of baseball has swung away from favoring the twins. that’s the way the game goes.

    Comment by jim — April 13, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

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