Originally Posted by Cooper
I think the way to approach in terms of what chavez could do for the reds has to be looked at with some historical background.
There are many cases where a player takes 2 or 3 years to fully recover from a neck or back injury (Eric Davis and Joe Montana come to mind). If he is 90% of what he used to be and has fully recovered then I think it's worth a shot. I would think it depends mostly on what kind of injury he is recovering from.
Bulging discs in his neck and a shoulder injury likely caused by a cascade effect for favoring the neck.
Guys who play the field need to show more health than Chavez has mustered in a few years.
Get a fork... stick it in him.