Sure, it wasn’t in the best light, but I take what I can get. Anyway, in the early morning hours of March 31, I had a long discussion with Will Carroll, aka @injuryexpert, on Twitter. The subject was on the recovery time for Jose Morales, with differing levels of performance. The conclusion? I’ll let you read it for yourself. He made a mention of our conversation in his “Under the Knife” Column for Baseball Prospectus (subscription only, unfortunately). I’ll let you read the two sentences or so for yourself:
I had a nice chat with @calltothepen on Twitter about Jose Morales. He’s a replaceable backup catcher, so his starting the year on the DL is never going to be that big a deal. Sure the wrist injury will sap his power and might have some effect on his throws, but the Twins have other options at the position and Joe Mauer gets most of the time there anyway. Sometimes a team’s fan base will obsess over little things and while I don’t mean to demean fandom or Morales, it’s barely worth the pixels to discuss it.
Will eliminates the entire debate around Ramos vs. Morales vs. Butera in three sentences, while reminding us how dumb the argument was in the first place. And that’s why he’s so smart.