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.
Mets' Max Scherzer arrives in Porsche, joins fellow pitcher Gerrit Cole and other players as union and MLB meet for a third straight day in an attempt to salvage opening day on March 31 amid lockout.https://t.co/9kqPHgAFMK
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) February 23, 2022
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.
But yeah. Max scherzer’s Porsche. https://t.co/gxCfIOD3PX
— CA James – Endless Boorhound (@hugedays) February 24, 2022
Also, here's Dick Monfort's house. He's the head of the Colorado Rockies, on the MLB's negotiating committee for this entire mess, and has been playing the poor game for the last… twenty years or so.https://t.co/rk9tyUwQpz
— Baseball Aslan (@BaseballAslan) February 24, 2022
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.
Do not believe the lie that baseball teams are not extremely profitable ventures. They are. And the financials of the Atlanta Braves, as @EricFisherSBG noted, illustrate that. A $104 million profit in 2021. A $6 million-per-game revenue stream. As a business, baseball is superb. pic.twitter.com/OXlMCdOKNn
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 25, 2022
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.
Elvis Andrus will head back to Dallas to see Dr. Keith Meister to evaluate next steps on his fractured left fibula.
It’s possible repeated little traumas (fouling pitches off his leg etc) weakened that spot on his leg, Nick Paparesta said.
— Shayna Rubin (@ShaynaRubin) September 26, 2021
Hadn't seen anyone mention this, but Trea Turner moved over Fernando Tatis Jr. for 2022 ADP at @TheNFBC and Jose Ramirez creeping to 3rd — fwiw, our NFBC rankings have Turner at 6th and Jo-Ram down at 11 https://t.co/SqJ2OcTMOc pic.twitter.com/ACvH3mvPbs
— Razzball (@Razzball) February 7, 2022
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.