Posted by Bob Biscigliano
There's more to Kenny Rogers' injury than just a 'fagged arm.' On Friday, he had surgery to remove a blood clot and fix arteries in his left shoulder. What was originally 15 days on the DL and missing only one start is now 3 months and an uber amount of starts. I bet now the Tigers are really regretting not luring Matt Croswell or John Eshelman away from their golfing contracts. Durbin will fill in for Rogers during his absence, but my guess is that Wilfredo Ledezma and Zach Miner "Morris" will be back in there at some point to start some games and/or eat some delicious innings. Being that Rogers is 42, it may be a while before he gets back in game shape and some sources are saying this surgery may be career ending. I don't think Rogers will allow it to end his career because he's a competitor and he does what he wants; he rolls with 12 gangs. No injury will end his career. His career will end after we win the World Series next fall. Either way, the Tigers are essentially missing a starter out of their rotation. Regardless, I don't think there's any reason for panic. At worse, Jeremy Bonderman will throw every game and win 100 of them.
Monday is Opening Day and the next best thing to being in Detroit is being in my appartment in North Carolina watching on MLB.tv. I just recently renewed my season subscription for 80 bucks. This won't keep me from attending games live though. I already have it planned out that I will be home for the Native American series at the end of May and will be traveling to Atlanta for the June series with the Cowards. I can't wait to see Verlander and Maroth hit bombs off of Atlanta's minor league pitching staff (aside from Smoltz and Hudson).
Speaking of bombs, I have to poop.