Is there anyone in the world that didn't see this with Carp? I think everyone here figured he needed surgery months ago right after this thing started. No not the Cardinals, let's waste another year of an aging pitcher then give him a surgery that could possibly keep him out much of the next year if not all of it. How can such a giant organization suck this bad with injuries?
Not to put this on you alone, but I seriously hate this meme. I don't see why a bunch of fans who haven't seen so much as an X-ray would have any substantive input about what to do with a major league pitcher, or why anyone would assume that team and outside physicians don't know what they're doing. The player has a good deal of input too, I suspect.
This is just the trend with Cardinal players, discomfort, let's rest him, waste six months with pepperings of "making progress" reports and the WHAM!!! He needs surgery. I'm not a doctor, I didn't see x rays, etc but the first time this happened I had a feeling his season was over and there was surgery coming. It's the Cardinal way. I know the experts are infinitely better then me and I'm sure he has been to many experts it's just that this always seems the way of these things.
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