Greetings, Razzputins, we are going to talk about the injuries that could threaten shortstops in your fantasy baseball draft.

First, we need to talk about Max Scherzer’s Porsche.

What is going on with Max Scherzer’s Porsche?

Max Scherzer, member of the MLBPA Player Representative, hopped into his 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S and said “Hey Siri, play ‘More Than A Feeling’ by Boston,” to his Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max while putting on his $500 sunglasses. He chugged 12 ounces of Almas caviar out of a 24 karat solid gold Yeti coffee mug. As he pulled up to another day of CBA negotiations between the MLB and MLBPA, he rolled down his window and yeeted his 24 karat solid gold Yeti coffee mug into the parking lot.

Paparazzi snapped photos as Scherzer pulled in a parking spot and emerged to show his true form: a symbol of decadence and gluttony that is unbecoming of the MLB. 

The above story was inspired by a strange tweet from AP Sports. The tweet shared that MLB players would lose $20.5 million for each day there were no regular season games. AP Sports replied to their own thread that Max Scherzer arrived to negotiations in a Porsche.

When folks are given two pieces of information with room left to “read between the lines”, interpretations may vary. Regardless, it is pretty weird to bring up one of the most veteran, successful starting pitchers’ choice of vehicle. It is especially strange in the context of the expensive things MLB owners own including Steve Cohen’s preserved shark and other owners’ various multimillion dollar mansions.

I do wonder at what income range you start to buy wacky things like a formaldehyde shark and everything within several mansions.

What does this have to do with injuries?

In Ambulance Chasers: The OUCH-field, I skirted around the topic of the lockout because the idea of no baseball season or even an abbreviated baseball season is depressing on various levels. As the lockout continues and the window to any type of training or a season at all, the window for injury opens while the window for players in their prime closes. Owners continue to hurt themselves, fans, and players by not making concessions.

Are we all about to join the IL for a broken heart? Find out soon.

May we move on to shortstops injuries, please?

Okay! Okay! Luckily, the preseason outlook for shortstops, outside of any potential COVID strains and the lockout, is pretty positive.

Top injuries in 2021 for SS were strained obliques, strained hamstrings, and strained quads. Adalberto Mondesi was the most frequently injured SS with injuries. Mondesi was assigned to 3B in September 2021. I will cover his injuries in the 3B edition of Ambulance Chasers.

Besides Mondesi, Fernando Tatis Jr., Elvis Andrus, Freddy Galvis, Francisco Lindor, and Corey Seager spent 30+ days on the IL.  All of these players should be ready for the 2022 with the exception of Elvis Andrus. It was reported that Andrus would be ready for spring training but updates have been sparse since the season ended.

Regardless of injury, many of the most frequently and more seriously injured players are included in the  Razzball 2022 Fantasy Baseball Rankings. And guess who sits at number one? Fernando Tatis Jr.


Did you have any SS woes or successes last season?

I’d love to hear about them in the comments or on Twitter: @keelin_12ft.

 

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junior56
junior56
5 months ago

Yes, Billionaires vs Millionaires… Where do we fit in?? We just want to see our game!

Emgirl
Emgirl
5 months ago

Good job, dad.

snapper
snapper
5 months ago

Geez Louise, which sounds better in my head than it looks in print.
Hey dour guys and one lady, let’s play two! Remember that phrase? It’s what baseball is.

Hey Bobby, sorry you got nothing from the article. We get what we give. I suggest you keep trying, the lady actually writes

Rudy Gamble
5 months ago

Heads up…if you are interested in being in a “Beat Rudy” NFBC Draft Champions league, here’s a link to sign up. $150/team. 2 hour clock b/w picks:
https://nfc.shgn.com/signup/baseball?for=0;1200,100,11792,7200,0

paledave
paledave
Reply to  keelinbillue
5 months ago

Please do, you can strike a blow for the rest of us mortals.

Thoughts on Tim Anderson, re injuries and all-around profile?? Always lower rated, yet always provides numbers. Your thoughts??

Bob Burda
Bob Burda
5 months ago

Three times as many words bitching about rich people than analyzing shortstop injuries. Thanks for nothing.

Yants
Yants
Reply to  Bob Burda
5 months ago

I wonder why there wouldn’t be more words in this article on player injuries…. This is a real head scratcher. Maybe it has to do with the fact that, oh idk, there’s a lockout and there are so few actual injuries to report on? Was Keelin really supposed to do 2,000 words on Josh Jung? Eat shit, Bob.

everywhereblair
Reply to  Bob Burda
5 months ago

Hey Bob! Nice to see you around. You may know me as the guy who writes pitcher roundups every Monday. Have you seen my article that was a finalist for a Fantasy Sports Writer’s Award? It was the most read article among non-Grey material on the site last year. It was the focus of a RotoWire podcast. I’m talking about the philosophy behind it at the Baseball HQ First Pitch conference next week with NFBC leader BatFlipCrazy and Tout Wars member and FSWA Writer of the Year Ryan Bloomfield. It has a 2,000-word intro that has nothing to do with pitchers. It also bitches about rich people and corporations. I’m looking forward to you dropping into my comments and saying something similar to what you said to Keelin. Have a good week!

https://razzball.com/top-100-starting-pitchers-preseason-sanjikai-edition/

This Ain’t It
This Ain’t It
Reply to  everywhereblair
5 months ago

Yikes- this really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Bob’s kind of a dick, but the criticism is legitimate IMHO. I also agree there’s not much to report on, but you two White Knighting for this writer is ridiculous – she seems to be capable of handling herself.

And the “do you know who I am” line about your fantasy award? Cringe beyond cringe… I love your writing, Blair, but this is all I’m gonna think of when I see your name from now on. Your response is way worse than Bob’s initial comment…

Very respectfully,
Razzball reader since 2008

Bob Burda
Bob Burda
Reply to  This Ain’t It
5 months ago

Thanks for acknowledging the legitimacy of my criticism even while noting that I am “kind of a dick”. This was my first post in the comments although I have read Razzball every morning for a couple of years now. I now understand that shameless ass-kissing of the writers ala Ante Galic is the norm on here and that criticizing analysis that is not up to the standards of most of the articles on this site will be met with calls to “eat shit”, accusations of being “butthurt” and piling on by the Razzball “community”.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Bob Burda
5 months ago

yeah there’s dicks, but sucking your own dick while saying how pretty it is over some award like every 3 weeks or so from somebody ON the site, yeah that looks worse. the site doesn’t have to defend the actions of trolls from outside the site. and you guys tend to change your names in a few months or get bored anyway.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
5 months ago

i mean, would anybody give a shit if k.marx was over here talking about winning some writing competition? (when he was alive obv). wouldn’t look good.