Originally Posted by REDREAD
I can see this point, but it's not as if we are asking the Reds to forciblily tie down Joey and force him to get an MRI. I wish the Reds were more proactive with all their players. If they think there might be something wrong with the knee, why not encourage the player to get it checked right away?
It's not as if this is an isolated incident. This has happened almost every year since Doc Hollywood has come here. I'd rather have a doctor more focused on urgency than one that is focused on being buddies with the players and collecting autographed pictures for his office.
Surely the doctor is allowed to strongly suggest an MRI because he suspects there may be damage in the knee.. Isn't that what doctors are there for? Sure, the player can still refuse at that point, but I think most players would agree to get it checked if the doctor recommended it.
How often does your Doctor come to your house and strongly suggest procedures to you? I'd guess you get most of your medical advice when you go the to Dr. and ask for it.
I suspect Kremcheck doesn't seek out the players to offer unsolicited advice, he is likely restricted to providing advice when asked for it.
You also want to foster a workplace in which people want to be there. I'd not look to kindly on an organization that pressured me into things I wasn't interested in.