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Polanco Shoulder Surgery
Sep 12th, 2018 at 5:29pm
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Reportedly going on now. No thought yet on how long recovery will take.
  
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Reply #1 - Sep 12th, 2018 at 5:41pm
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also Kuhl update:

Meanwhile, the Bucs delivered some ominous news surrounding the health of right-hander Chad Kuhl, as well. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweets that Kuhl’s scheduled bullpen session was preempted yesterday when he felt renewed forearm/elbow tightness while throwing from flat ground. He’s already been out since late June and is now seeking another opinion.
  
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Re: Polanco Shoulder Surgery
Reply #2 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 12:22am
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Ecbucs wrote on Sep 12th, 2018 at 5:41pm:
also Kuhl update:

Meanwhile, the Bucs delivered some ominous news surrounding the health of right-hander Chad Kuhl, as well. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweets that Kuhl’s scheduled bullpen session was preempted yesterday when he felt renewed forearm/elbow tightness while throwing from flat ground. He’s already been out since late June and is now seeking another opinion.

It always baffles me how so many guys put off the surgery in hopes that things will heal on their own only to eventually find out that they need the surgery and lose more of the following season to recovery. 

That said, I get wanting to avoid surgery.
  
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Reply #3 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 8:15am
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It is too bad that Kuhl did not get surgery in June. It appears he will  now miss the entire 2019 season if he  will reguire surgery. I was hoping he would fill the long man role in the bullpen next season.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 3:55pm
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Reply #5 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 4:09pm
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Possum wrote on Sep 14th, 2018 at 3:55pm:

Wow! 9 months would take him up to June. All the more reason to keep Dickerson. They could put Luplow in RF or Frazier in RF and Kramer at 2B. 
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 4:23pm
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Bobster wrote on Sep 14th, 2018 at 4:09pm:
[quote author=49686049626A0D0 link=1536787781/4#4 date=1536954948]Polanco will miss 7-9 months after labrum repair reports PG today!

SHIT!

Wow! 9 months would take him up to June. All the more reason to keep Dickerson. They could put Luplow in RF or Frazier in RF and Kramer at 2B. 
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I think they should consider signing an outfielder such as John Jay who can play a few games a week.
  
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Reply #7 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 4:33pm
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With Polanco's immediate future a known, Bucs need to start Luplow every game from now until the end of the year.  Need to see how he responds to regular playing time. 

Bucs generally know what Dickerson and Frazier can offer.  Luplow still involves many questions.  If Bucs replace anyone in the OF it should be Dickerson who is hitting with so little power.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 10:36pm
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I really feel bad for Polanco.  You could jump off a three-story building and not inflict as much damage on your body as he did with that one, clumsy slide.  Surely a case where the punishment is exceeds the crime.
  
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Reply #9 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 10:38pm
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INbuc wrote on Sep 14th, 2018 at 10:36pm:
I really feel bad for Polanco.  You could jump off a three-story building and not inflict as much damage on your body as he did with that one, clumsy slide.  Surely a case where the punishment is exceeds the crime.

Polanco so often looks clumsy and awkward in the OF. It finally caught up to him, poor guy. Sad
  
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Re: Polanco Shoulder Surgery
Reply #10 - Sep 15th, 2018 at 9:53am
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MaineBucs wrote on Sep 14th, 2018 at 4:33pm:
With Polanco's immediate future a known, Bucs need to start Luplow every game from now until the end of the year.  Need to see how he responds to regular playing time. 

Bucs generally know what Dickerson and Frazier can offer.  Luplow still involves many questions.  If Bucs replace anyone in the OF it should be Dickerson who is hitting with so little power.   


If Luplow is seriously the solution, then we're ****ed.
  
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Reply #11 - Sep 15th, 2018 at 10:01am
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Davis Square wrote on Sep 15th, 2018 at 9:53am:
MaineBucs wrote on Sep 14th, 2018 at 4:33pm:
With Polanco's immediate future a known, Bucs need to start Luplow every game from now until the end of the year.  Need to see how he responds to regular playing time. 

Bucs generally know what Dickerson and Frazier can offer.  Luplow still involves many questions.  If Bucs replace anyone in the OF it should be Dickerson who is hitting with so little power.   


If Luplow is seriously the solution, then we're ****ed.


He might be a better defensive outfielder than Polanco.  There are people on this board who could be.  Hitting wise, I think that is a big dropoff.
  
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Reply #12 - Sep 15th, 2018 at 10:04am
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Looks like Polanco's 81 RBIs will lead the team despite missing the last month. The only other NL teams who look like they will not have a player with as many as 81 RBIs are the Mets, Marlins, Giants, Padres and Dodgers. Of those teams, only the Dodgers have a winning record but they have balance with 5 players with 60+ RBIs.

It's sad that the Pirates don't have anyone who can pass Polanco's modest RBI total even when he misses a month. They need another big bat in the lineup next year. They thought Bell would be that guy this year but he has been a huge disappointment as well as a liability at 1B. And now Polanco is out until about June next year. It's not their way to bring in a big bat. So unless Bell gives them the offense a corner infielder usually provides, next year's team could struggle for runs even worse than this year.
  
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Re: Polanco Shoulder Surgery
Reply #13 - Sep 16th, 2018 at 10:56am
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With a combination of Frazier and Luplow in RF we may be just ok. What they really need is an above average corner IF. Moran isn't it. Bell's defense is so bad he needs to put huge offensive numbers which also seems unlikely at this point. We were going to struggle to score runs even with Polanco, this is a killing blow to an already terrible offense.
  
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Re: Polanco Shoulder Surgery
Reply #14 - Sep 17th, 2018 at 8:57am
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Until Dickerson fell into our laps, we were going to platoon Frazier and Luplow, so I think that's Plan A in RF until Polanco gets back. So much hinges on how Kramer looks at 2B the rest of September and in ST next year.

We absolutely must get some help at SS beyond Newman. Whether it's another year of Mercer or other FA help.

I'm willing to try Osuna as the 1B-3B swing guy and hope for progress from the three young players.
  
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