Originally Posted by MikeThierry
I have no idea why it's so hard to understand this. I'll repeat it. There is a clear difference between a player with a known injury and a player trying to conceal an injury. In Berkman's case, his injury is known. He didn't try to conceal anything. There was enough room on the roster to where he could play in the majors without a rehab assignment. It was something the Cardinals planned for. It's not even close to the same situation as Garcia. Garcia put the team in a bind by not disclosing his injury. Plain and simple. I would give props to Garcia if it was a KNOWN issue that he was trying to gut through. Knowing the problem would have given the Cardinals other viable options and management the ability to keep an eagle eye on him. Garcia failed in this regard.
You may want to re-read my post, prior to you wondering why "it's so hard to undestand this".
I never said they were the exact same situation.
I simply said that Berkman refused a minor league rehabilitation assignment to the detriment of his team. That's the common stream. Both him and Garcia placed themselves before the team.
Different situations, but the same selfish result.