From: Wretch on
On Jan 14, 7:35 pm, Uncle Abogado® <siempredelira...(a)>
> Just a reminder that in 2008, this genius made the exact same
> pronouncement about Johan Santana, who went on to lead the league in
> ERA and finish third in the Cy Young balloting.

How uncharitable. The worst that can be said about that prediction
was that it lacked temporal precision. Santana's elbow is shot to
bits. His season-ending arthroscopic surgery in 2009 is just the
first sign of the decline. So the prediction was a few months on the
early side, big deal. Drudges such as yourself criticize these
predictions because you don't have the guts to make any of your own!
As I've noted before, you never initiate any threads because you're
limited to the role of the town crank who riffs in his own stinky,
grouchy way off everyone else's labor.

Beltran's best offensive season as a Mut was 2006. I predict that
after this surgery he will never again approach those numbers by any
reasonable measure. An .850 OPS at the maximum.

From: Ruben Safir on
On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 16:19:37 -0500, tmp wrote:

> The exact problem with Beltran's knee that they just did the surgery on
> didn't exist last summer - last summer the problem was the bone bruise.
> Remember, he played on the knee in September.

That is not possible. You don't get athroscerotic disease over night.
This has been going on for years and he's finally doing something about
it. He has Arthritis. After the surgery he will still have arthritis.