Clay Bucholz Updates

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    Clay Bucholz Updates

    This is key.  Please post updates here.  Thanks!
     
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    Re: Clay Bucholtz Updates

    Don't know anybody by that name, andrew.

    Clay Buchholz is going to see the back specialist in LA on Monday.
     
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    Re: Clay Bucholz Updates

    what is the speculation?
     
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    This thread will be on Page #8 before we learn anything about the results of Clay's visit tomorrow with the specialist in Los Angeles.
     
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    The back specialist is Dr. Robert Watkins.  

    They're hoping that Watkins can determine if Buchholz's problem is muscular or if it's a structural issue like a herniated disc or something like that.   
     
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    He's done for the season. As mongo the fanboy aka spc1988 would say "Book it"!!
     
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    Everyone is assuming the worst on Buckholtz, since hearing he's headed west Monday, to see a back specialist. Everyone did the same when Pedroia didn't play in the last game of the NYY series and headed back to Boston to see a specialist about his knee. Francona said at the time it was precautionary. after PD was given the green light, there's been no stopping him. batting over 300, 25 game hit streak. possibly gave him peace of mind. Francona has said the same about Buckhotz. Maybe to give him the confidence he needs going forward. the fact the sox are going after another starter at the deadline, has as much to do with Dice-k and Miller, as anything.
     
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    J-Bay - that could certainly be possible......
     
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    [QUOTE]everyone is assuming the worst on Buckholtz, since hearing he's headed west Monday, to see a back specialist. everyone did the same when pedroia didn't play in the last game of the nyy series and headed back to boston to see a specialist about his knee. Francona said at the time it was precautionary. after PD was given the green light, there's been no stopping him. batting over 300, 25 game hit streak. gave him peace of mind. Francona has said the same about Buckhotz. maybe to give him the confidence he needs going forward. the fact the sox are going after another starter at the deadline has as much to do with dice-k and miller, as anything.
    Posted by J-BAY[/QUOTE]

    Sounds like wishful thinking to me. This isn't precautionary like it was with the hobbit. This is the second specialist he will have visited in the past month or so and they don't even know if it's muscular or structural.

    He's done for the season.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Clay Bucholz Updates : Sounds like wishful thinking to me. This isn't precautionary like it was with the hobbit. This is the second specialist he will have visited in the past month or so and they don't even know if it's muscular or structural. He's done for the season.
    Posted by -TheBabe---------[/QUOTE]

    Andrewmitch requested speculation - not trolling.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Clay Bucholz Updates : Andrewmitch requested speculation - not trolling.
    Posted by Your-Echo[/QUOTE]

    Then you probably shouldn't be posting here.

     
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    [QUOTE]Everyone is assuming the worst on Buckholtz, since hearing he's headed west Monday, to see a back specialist. Everyone did the same when Pedroia didn't play in the last game of the NYY series and headed back to Boston to see a specialist about his knee. Francona said at the time it was precautionary. after PD was given the green light, there's been no stopping him. batting over 300, 25 game hit streak. possibly gave him peace of mind. Francona has said the same about Buckhotz. Maybe to give him the confidence he needs going forward. the fact the sox are going after another starter at the deadline, has as much to do with Dice-k and Miller, as anything.
    Posted by J-BAY[/QUOTE]

    IIRC, a similar type of thing happened with Beckett a few years ago with his elbow.  Everyone assumed the worst and speculated that he would require TJ surgery, but he ended up being fine.  It could very possibly be a visit just to give Clay some peace of mind. 

     
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    What I don't get is, why is this dragging on for so long?  Only now is he going to see this specialist.  Is this the only guy in the country who can properly diagnose an injury?  This is getting to be ridiculous.  What is the problem here , anyway?
     
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    That's the 10 million dollar question

    to me, if this thing blows up, then it will be the straw re:  either the Sox medical staff and/or training/conditioning program
     
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    [QUOTE]What I don't get is, why is this dragging on for so long?  Only now is he going to see this specialist.  Is this the only guy in the country who can properly diagnose an injury?  This is getting to be ridiculous.  What is the problem here , anyway?
    Posted by dgalehouse[/QUOTE]

    I think that's why he's seeing another specialist, Gale. Apparently, he's the best back guy in the country and has treated many athletes. Any kind of back issue is key for a player, much more so for a pitcher. It's nothing to fool around with, and is the hardest area to diagnose.
     
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    Clay has already seen 3 specialists.  This will be the 4th opinion.  If this expert agrees with the other 3, then Clay can feel confident in proceeding with a little pain.  That is not speculation, per se, it is the fact.  Now, if this speciallist finds something three other examinations did not, well...
     
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    Par - thanks

    So the other specialists said he is in fact "AOK" ?

     
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    They found no structural damage (meaning a bone issue, or herniated disks).  One assumes this included x-rays and MRIs.
     
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    Wow that's good news...he should be ready in 3 weeks after we confirm everything tomorrow........min 1 rehab start.......
     
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    That's about right.  Only about 3 or 4 turns through the rotation.  That is why it is not really panick time.  And I would suspect if the Sox had had bigger concerns, they would have had Buchholz checked out BEFORE the trade deadline.  That is why the move for Bedard/Harden/Jimenez is/was more about Miller and Wake than about Buchholz, IMO.
     
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    But still valid to be concerned about your #4 and #5 men b/c the playoffs are not guaranteed. 

    The AL East is not guaranteed to have the Wild Card

    Be afraid of the Angels and the AL Central may have a surprise team there too....

    We may be playing the Rangers in a 4 game set in a time when both of us are fighting for the WC spot.........
     
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    [QUOTE]Wow that's good news...he should be ready in 3 weeks after we confirm everything tomorrow........min 1 rehab start.......
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    Not necessarily. They may clear him but if he can't pitch through the pain then it really doesn't matter that they have cleared him.

    Not to mention there is always the chance of causing new injuries while trying to compensate for the pain.

     
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    Still, the Sox have had the best winning percentage in all of baseball over the last 95 games, with Miller and Wake taking the bulk of the starts at #4 and #5 spots.  In fact, the Sox have a winning pct. above .750 in July with Miller and Wake and no Buchholz.  That has a lot to do with their schedule, but it also has to do with their great lineup and the resurgence of John Lackey.  If that continues and they get Buchholz back by the end of August, I cannot see them not being in the playoffs.
     
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    [QUOTE]Still, the Sox have had the best winning percentage in all of baseball over the last 95 games, with Miller and Wake taking the bulk of the starts at #4 and #5 spots.  In fact, the Sox have a winning pct. above .750 in July with Miller and Wake and no Buchholz.  That has a lot to do with their schedule, but it also has to do with their great lineup and the resurgence of John Lackey.  If that continues and they get Buchholz back by the end of August, I cannot see them not being in the playoffs.
    Posted by parhunter1[/QUOTE]

    It speaks a lot about their lineup but do you feel comfortable with either Miller, Wake or Lackey starting game 3 of a playoff series?  I think Buchholz will be back but there's still a possibility that this is a season ending injury.  I don't think it will be because I believe they are just being overly cautious... but still.

    I think "resurgence" of John Lackey is the wrong word.  He still hasn't sold me that he's turned his game around.  He's still giving up a lot of hits but he has looked better.  I just wouldn't call it a resurgence.
     
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    Re: Clay Bucholz Updates

    I was injured in Iraq and the army had the results of a full MRI with herniated discs in one day. This is dragging on way too long. Either something is wrong or its in this kids head. The credibility with the Red Sox medical staff is terrible aswell, going back to Matt Clemente several years ago. 
     

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