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    I agree with TwinsGuy55422 -- better now than a couple of months from now. I still wish him well, though.

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    Seems natural for him (and Twins) to be a little over cautious. This is make it or break it for him this year.

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    TR said the Zumaya's issue is on the "inside of the elbow". Best case scenario: Scar tissue; worse case: TJ Surgery. MRI tomorrow will tell...
    Hope all is good.

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    Well. This season seems familiar, so far. Ugh.

    So on the first day that hitters report, Morneau basically says he may need to consider retiring, and on his first bullpen session, Joel Zumaya hurts his elbow. Maybe the Twins should have considered some Season Insurance.

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    I hope it turns out to be nothing. But honestly, with his track record it almost seems like it is just a matter of when rather than if.

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    Darn! mikee, I think you beat me to this....

    The Onion: Joel Zumaya Agrees To Throw One Last Amazing Pitch

    "MINNEAPOLIS—Injury-plagued fireball reliever Joel Zumaya informed reporters Monday that his new $800,000 contract with the Twins obligates him to throw one last beautifully self-destructive pitch that will finally annihilate his arm forever...."

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    Maybe Zumaya needs to warm up slower. Give that healing elbow more time to get used to the work load. Makes me wonder how a little guy like Tim Lincecum throws mid-90's. Could a big guy like Zumaya get more power from his legs and body?

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    So it sounds like the Twins will now be down to 32 pitchers in spring training.

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    It was too funny to not get out there right away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    Darn! mikee, I think you beat me to this....

    The Onion: Joel Zumaya Agrees To Throw One Last Amazing Pitch

    "MINNEAPOLIS—Injury-plagued fireball reliever Joel Zumaya informed reporters Monday that his new $800,000 contract with the Twins obligates him to throw one last beautifully self-destructive pitch that will finally annihilate his arm forever...."

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    I wonder if the Twins have done a cost benefit analysis on leasing their own MRI scanner .... or at least have negotiated some kind of whopping group discount.

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    in batting practice?

    Is it normal for any pitcher no matter his previous arm health to be throwing anywhere near "hard" in the first few days of spring training?

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    Is it normal for any pitcher no matter his previous arm health to be throwing anywhere near "hard" in the first few days of spring training?
    You would think with his history it would be no but who knows, if he falls through do the twins go out and try to find another power arm in free agency or sit the year out with the pie throwers we have now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YLT View Post
    Is it normal for any pitcher no matter his previous arm health to be throwing anywhere near "hard" in the first few days of spring training?
    Especially in batting practice to the guy with the concussion problems...

    Could you have imagined... he lets it fly, the arms snaps, the ball comes in high and inside.

    Two birds. One stone.

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    Zumaya has been working in ST for weeks. I doubt he did anything too early.

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    I'm just amazed someone as smart as Terry Ryan does not have a backup plan for the bullpen. Zumaya has never, ever, ever, been healthy!!

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    Paging Michael Wuertz, Paging Michael Wuertz. Please TR call him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanatic Jack View Post
    I'm just amazed someone as smart as Terry Ryan does not have a backup plan for the bullpen. Zumaya has never, ever, ever, been healthy!!
    Lots of backup plans... about 25 of them in the Camp already. But let's wait until tomorrow and the MRI results to pronounce the patient dead...

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    Never saw this coming did we? Terry Ryan shows how smart he is giving away $400,000 like this. It might not be serious but you know he has no chance of making the team if he already has a setback so early in camp. Now we will have to wait and see if the Pohlad boys will give Terry Ryan some more money for a pitcher. So sad.

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    Some guys are just done in by their mechanics. Seems like Zumaya simply puts more stress on his arm than his body can handle. Unfortunately, this news was almost expected given his history. Here's hoping the Twins make another move to replace Zumaya. (All of this assuming the worst of course).

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