And I love the idea that Jim Edmonds was lying about Kremchek. Why would Edmonds make that up? C'mon, let's not let our dislike of Edmonds cloud the truth here. The Reds have a pretty bad medical director.
So beacuse he is a great surgeon ...that makes him great at diagnosing injuries? Maybe it's about time to have someone else do the diagnosing and leave Dr. Killpatient to doing surgery only?
Last edited by WVPacman; 07-16-2012 at 11:45 PM.
I can spell,I just can't type!!
It's not his call. He has input, ultimately it's Joey's call.Isn't that the job of the medical director? Kremhack should have insisted Joey get one right after the injury to make sure everything was OK. He's a $250-million+ investment. I don't get the free and easy approach here by Kremchek. When he saw Votto in LA soon after the injury, what exactly did he do? Why was no MRI done then?
Compared to who?And I love the idea that Jim Edmonds was lying about Kremchek. Why would Edmonds make that up? C'mon, let's not let our dislike of Edmonds cloud the truth here. The Reds have a pretty bad medical director.
Aside from Votto's awesome hitting, I just worry about taking the one guy who was a huge plus with OBP out. After Hanigan in that department, we have...? It is best to get this done immediately. I'm a bit torn about him having it done before the ASG, unless it caused deeper or more permanent damage. Probably for the better, but I think the Reds needed his bat to sweep the Cards. I really do. I think you reasonably have to plan on him being out until the middle of August. I wonder if his being out will impact the Reds making a trade?
Phillips has been hot as of late, but the Reds are going to need an unsung hero with the stick and they have to pray that Frazier doesn't regress too much (a regression of some sort is likely coming). Maybe it's Bruce, maybe it's Stubbs or someone unexpected. Pitching has to stay strong and the Reds need the Cards and Pirates to lose some games, that's for sure.
I'm sure this is far too ballsy for Dusty, but, I would put Mesoraco at 1B and Frazier at 3B. May lose a few runs defensively, but Frazier + Mesoraco - Votto in the lineup might actually be a little closer to a wash. Certainly closer than Rolen + Frazier. Plus you have the added bonus of Hanigan's OBP in there, at least on days Mesoraco doesn't catch.
And it doesn't matter WHO you are or what your yearly income is, as far as the steps taken (recommended) when doing the initial diagnosis. They are going to listen to the patient - how they feel, where it hurts, symptoms - and from there recommend options. But it is always going to come down to the decision of the patient. And in that initial prognosis is may involve the physician recommending an MRI. Does anyone know for sure that Kremcheck didn't recommend an MRI? Anyone? Maybe Joey decided against it, based on the symptoms he was feeling, and to take the route of physical therapy first to see what happens, see if that helps? That's pretty standard. That's the way it was with me (twice -and it worked), and my son recently (shoulder, still yet to be determined. May have to have minor surgery).
It's understandable that people are bummed. But going after Kremchek or this medical staff is absurd IMO.
Last edited by GAC; 07-17-2012 at 04:30 AM.
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