Comments on: Burnett Undergoes Successful Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12932 Sat, 03 Mar 2012 03:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12932 That is one thing I picked up right away last year after Ohlendorf’s surprisingly decent first start last April – that Clint Hurdle is a candid and refreshingly honest manager who’s comments I Iook forward to hearing after every game.

In a weird way, this Burnett freak injury is a good thing for the pitching staff roster. They simply have too many good pitchers and will need a way to hang on to a couple when setting the 25 man roster. Considering that they don’t need 5 men in the rotation anyway in April, it will allow the inclusion of an extra reliever.

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By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12930 Sat, 03 Mar 2012 03:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12930 Well, the air left the Pirate sails earlier than usual this year…should be used to this. Waiting for Tallion’s ACL to tear and Cole’s Tommy John surgery. Stay tuned…

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By: Kristy Robinson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12927 Sat, 03 Mar 2012 01:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12927 haha. He sure did. I’m should start a Hurdle quote of the day on twitter. He gives great quotes.

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By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12926 Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12926 Did Hurdle really say “When shift happens…”? If so, awesome!

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12921 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12921 Dude.  What next?!  Someone should be assigned to keep Barmes away from the hunting equipment and or the butcher shop.

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By: Alicia Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12918 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12918 James Harrison also doesn’t face the possibility of having a line drive come back up the middle and hit him in the face, forcing him to lose more time.  With helmets, regardless of the hit, football players don’t usually have to worry about broken orbital bones.

I’d say the biggest delay that he faces in all of this is the arm conditioning.  I don’t know what he’ll be able to accomplish in the short term, but if you consider the fact that all of the other pitchers are working on roughly a 4-6 week Spring Training schedule, that really means that they only consider this to be a 4-6 week injury. 

I think if this were to happen in the middle of the season, I bet they’d be talking about this being roughly a month long injury

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12914 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12914 Baseball players miss 3 weeks for hamstrings and they hardly run. Hines ward plays through it and he is a wide receiver. That is just the difference in the two sports. Baseball is a countryclub league. They don’t risk it because their contracts are guaranteed.

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By: Brandon F http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12913 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12913 8-12 Weeks??? Baseball players are so soft.  James Harrison is a freaking Linebacker in the NFL and missed 4 weeks!

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By: Ryan Quinn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12909 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12909 Burnett’s projected return time will line up nicely with Bedard’s projected first trip to the DL.

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By: steve-O K http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/burnett-undergoes-successful-surgery-out-8-12-weeks.html#comment-12906 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26314#comment-12906 Thanks a lot Barry Bonds.  his eye? come on.
Burnett isnt the pitcher we need in may.  He’s the pitcher we need come August-sept when the other arms begin to hit their season innings mark.

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