Will Carroll: Jacoby Ellsbury will slip on a banana peel in 2008.

Okay, he doesn’t say that, but Baseball Prospectus’ injury expert Will Carroll does list the talented rookie as a red light in his team health report for the Boston Red Sox (subscription needed). Carroll points to Ellsbury’s youth and reliance on speed as risk factors. JD Drew and Clay Buccholz also get reds.

As I’m a Yanks fan, there’s no need to report more optimistic predictions. But you can feel okay that one player’s blister problems are a thing of the past, and that Dice-K is seeing green, even if he’s already pitched 4 billion innings in his young life.

Also, it should be noted that Will Carroll feels Boston’s medical staff is on the cutting edge. He didn’t say it, but the Yanks are still using bloodletting, hot whiskey and Freudian analysis. We’ll see who ends up healthier in the end!

12 comments… add one
  • And since Carl Pavano is still under contract, don’t forget the Yankees are still employing leeches.

    FenSheaParkway February 20, 2008, 1:32 pm
  • interesting story/editorial in the ny post on jeter from a few days ago.

    sf rod February 20, 2008, 3:33 pm
  • I'mBillMcNeal February 20, 2008, 3:52 pm
  • Seems like Manny should go on this list of reds more than Drew (I’m not a subscriber, so I can’t see)…I love Manny, but he’s been out at length near season’s end two years in a row and Drew’s injuries have been mostly of the freak variety. Doesn’t really seem fair.

    Devine February 20, 2008, 4:28 pm
  • Coco Crisp wants to start or be traded.
    “I came into the big leagues considered no better than a fourth outfielder, and I think I’ve proved that wrong.”
    Maybe. Just not in Boston.
    My favorite quote of the article: “I was texting people, but I was texting people at land lines. They couldn’t reach me…”
    Coco touches the void.

    attackgerbil February 20, 2008, 4:47 pm
  • Thank God. Someone more technologically challenged than me.

    I'mBillMcNeal February 20, 2008, 8:45 pm
  • I feel your sentiment, Bill. Which is sad.

    Brad February 20, 2008, 11:13 pm
  • You can text people on land lines. Apparently, the phone rings, and this automated voice says, “You have a text message from … Do you wish to accept?” I guess you press 1 for yes or something, and then an automated voice “reads” the message to you.
    My college roommate is a DJ for a radio station, and he says he’s gotten text messages on the station’s landline.

    Paul SF February 21, 2008, 8:45 am
  • That’s disappointing, Paul. I thought we had another Zen “one-hand clapping” koan on our hands.

    Nick-YF February 21, 2008, 8:48 am
  • Damn, really? I always wondered what happened when you texted a landline phone. Who wants to test this out with me?

    AndrewYF February 21, 2008, 11:58 am
  • > You can text people on land lines
    I guess it must depend on the carrier. My work phone can’t.

    attackgerbil February 21, 2008, 1:02 pm
  • .. scratch that .. looks like I should be able to, but it doesn’t work.
    You are only coming through in waves.
    Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin.
    Comfortably Coco.

    attackgerbil February 21, 2008, 1:10 pm

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