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    Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

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    "Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed?
    By Tim Dierkes [December 16 at 11:36pm CST]

    From Ken Bell of ABC6 out of Rhode Island:

    Great news for Rocco Baldelli. A visit to the Cleveland clinic last week revealed that doctors had misdiagnosed his illness. Baldelli missed much of last season, and when he did play, he was limited because of extreme fatigue. Doctors thought it was mitochondrial disorder, which can be fatal. The Baldelli family told me tonight that the Cleveland clinic diagnosed his condition as channelopathy, a non-progressive, highly treatable disease.

    Bell adds that the Red Sox have not contacted Baldelli, who is a free agent."

    Wow this is great news, Walt should be on the phone now to get him...

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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

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    "Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed?
    By Tim Dierkes [December 16 at 11:36pm CST]

    From Ken Bell of ABC6 out of Rhode Island:

    Great news for Rocco Baldelli. A visit to the Cleveland clinic last week revealed that doctors had misdiagnosed his illness. Baldelli missed much of last season, and when he did play, he was limited because of extreme fatigue. Doctors thought it was mitochondrial disorder, which can be fatal. The Baldelli family told me tonight that the Cleveland clinic diagnosed his condition as channelopathy, a non-progressive, highly treatable disease.

    Bell adds that the Red Sox have not contacted Baldelli, who is a free agent."

    Wow this is great news, Walt should be on the phone now to get him...
    According to wikipedia, Channelopathy is not "a" disease, but rather a family of them. The ones that were detailed there weren't very nice.
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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    I'd like to see Baldelli brought in on a one or two year deal to platoon.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

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    I'd like to see Baldelli brought in on a one or two year deal to platoon.

    Agreed, he could be a great boost to the Red's
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    Is he going to need a bubble around his locker?
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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Is he going to need a bubble around his locker?
    Not if he embraces Scientology (worked for Travolta)

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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    I may be wrong, but I doubt Baldelli flies under the radar far enough to sign him cheaply or short term. I believe someone will gamble by overpaying and/or extending him too many years to consider him a bargain table signing.

    I would hate to see the Reds gamble too much on him.
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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
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    "Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed?
    By Tim Dierkes [December 16 at 11:36pm CST]

    From Ken Bell of ABC6 out of Rhode Island:

    Great news for Rocco Baldelli. A visit to the Cleveland clinic last week revealed that doctors had misdiagnosed his illness. Baldelli missed much of last season, and when he did play, he was limited because of extreme fatigue. Doctors thought it was mitochondrial disorder, which can be fatal. The Baldelli family told me tonight that the Cleveland clinic diagnosed his condition as channelopathy, a non-progressive, highly treatable disease.

    Bell adds that the Red Sox have not contacted Baldelli, who is a free agent."

    Wow this is great news, Walt should be on the phone now to get him...

    I dunno. There are certainly some very bad channelopathies. the big one is cystic fibrosis, but type II diabetes can be another channelopathy. Neither is exactly non-progressive or highly treatable. Hopefully the reporter's got things right, though.

    I wish a long and healthy career and life to Baldelli, who's a personal favorite.

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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    I dunno. There are certainly some very bad channelopathies. the big one is cystic fibrosis, but type II diabetes can be another channelopathy. Neither is exactly non-progressive or highly treatable. Hopefully the reporter's got things right, though.

    Well, it isn't Hal McCoy so it's probably accurate.
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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    "Treatable" means something very different to doctors than it does to hopeful baseball fans. What this means for Baldelli's ability to play every day, or even a reasonable amount, is perhaps no clearer now than it was before the change of diagnosis. We can hope for the best for him and he'll have to see how his body responds to the change of treatment.

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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    His contract demands just got more ambitious....
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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    His contract demands just got more ambitious....
    What timing they have there at the Cleveland Clinic, wow.
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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    If he truly is "healthy", he's about as good of a solution as the Reds are going to find for centerfield without doing something epic. Dickerson could take some PA's away from him against righties and possible platoon with someone in left field as well.
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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    I'm not making any accusations, but I think the timing of this is pretty interesting.

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    Re: Rocco Baldelli Misdiagnosed? Go get him Walt!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    If he truly is "healthy", he's about as good of a solution as the Reds are going to find for centerfield without doing something epic. Dickerson could take some PA's away from him against righties and possible platoon with someone in left field as well.
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