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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Grim Reaper Cometh

This just in...Chad Cordero will visit Dr. James "The Grim Reaper" Andrews to have his shoulder evaluated. Might as well write him off for a while. Those of you that picked up Jon Rauch in your fantasy leagues are sitting rather pretty right now.

Seriously though, this is a HUGE blow to Cordero, the Nats, Trader Jim and everyone involved. It's not shocking that a little guy like Cordero eventually ends up blowing his shoulder up. It's just unfortunate that it's most likely he'll now miss alot of time, uncertainty about his health upon return and, admittedly cold-hearted, but the Nats potentially lose out on an enticing trade chip.

It's possible that there's nothing structurally wrong with Cordero. He says he's not in pain. But if he's got a "clicking" sound in his shoulder, well, that just can't be good. Especially for a guy whose job it is to be throwing baseballs with that shoulder.

Stay tuned for updates. You gotta wonder when the sun is going to come back out over this franchise right now though.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I hate when our pitchers go to Alabama...