Well, it was announced today before the game…CHAVEY OUT FOR THE SEASON. He is about to undergo his fifth surgery since late 2007. Rumor has it if he throws his back out again it will mean having to fuse his spine.
Should Chavey call it quits?
I know the game means a lot to these guys but you have to know when it’s time to just give it up. He has children that he has to be healthy for, that he can play with and show them the game he loves so much. I am all for Chavey being a coach for the A’s!
I know it’s easier said than done. He had some issues with depression through all of these injuries, which is understandable. Not many of us get to experience the joy of making a career out of something we truly love.
Through all the negativity there are those players that we can look up to, there are those ones that do it for the love of the game.
Good luck Chavey, I hope you can come back strong next year and lead us to our 10 Championship. The A’s have so much going against them over the last few seasons, it’s time to show the Baseball world what Beane and the A’s have been working so hard to accomplish.
Today’s Game: A’s v. Giants (Anderson/Cain)
Let’s Go A’s!!!!!!! (avoid the sweep, that’s all I ask)
The A’s usually start off slow whether it’s Spring Training or the regular season. It can be frustrating but the second half of the season is always fun. But it always comes down to how much the A’s sucked the first half. I don’t really pay to much attention to the Spring Training games but I must admit now that they are winning my interest is being perked.
The first game the A’s tied 3-3 vs. the Brewers, then the A’s lost 3-1 vs. the Angels, which did hurt a little because I always want to beat them. Whether it is Spring Training or not there is a bit of a rivalry that has been building up. They finally won against Cleveland a wopping 1-0 and then of course lost a couple more. Last time I checked the standings A’s were in dead last and the Mariners were in first. Then we, YES WE!, beat the White Sox, GIANTS, Mariners, and of course don’t let me forget South Africa. South Africa? I never knew they played baseball in South Africa, at least we won.
Now the A’s are 4-4 and no longer in last, but Angels are 7-1. I know it’s Spring Training but don’t you still hate to see your team behind their rival? The Angels don’t have K-Rod, which is huge, I not only don’t like the guy but he kills most opponents he faces. If only they could get rid of Lackey, then I would know for sure I was right all along and their really is a God.
All teams have been overshadowed this Spring Training by A-rod. First it’s Torre’s book, then it’s Steroids, now it’s a cyst on his hip and apparent labrum tear. Now the big question is ooooo does he get surgery or doesn’t he? I say big woop!!! My question is, are the A’s healthy. They were on the DL around 25 times in 2008. Yankees are big babies wondering about one guy having surgery. Let’s revisit the A’s stints on the DL and who ended up going under the knife.
3/25/2008: Eric Chavez 15-day DL
3/25/2008: Chad Gaudin 15-day DL
3/25/2008: Kiko Calero 15-day DL later put on 60-day DL
4/8/2008: Chad Gaudin off DL
4/8/2008: Justin Duchscherer 15-day DL
4/10/2008: Rich Harden 15-day DL
4/20/2008: Keith Foulke DL
4/24/2008: Travis Buck 15-day DL
4/24/2008: Eric Chavez transferred to 60-day DL
4/26/2008: Justin Duchscherer off DL
5/9/2008: Foulke off DL
5/10/2008: Buck off DL – sent to AAA
5/11/2008: Harden off DL
5/11/2008: Chris Denorfia 15-day DL
5/16/2008: Santiago Casilla 15-day DL
5/19/2008: Donnie Murphy 15-day DL
5/20/2008: Andrew Brown 15-day DL
5/22/2008: Denorfia off DL
5/29/2008: Chavez off DL
5/29/2008: Frank Thomas 15-day DL
5/30/2008: Calero off DL
5/30/2008: Joey Devine 15-day DL
5/30/2008: Mike Sweeney 15-day DL
5/30/2008: Ryan Sweeney 15-day DL
6/8/2008: A. Brown off DL
6/13/2008: R. Sweeney off DL
6/19/2008: Casilla off DL
6/20/2008: Murphy off DL
7/2/2008: Eric Chavez 15-day DL
7/4/2008: Keith Foulke 15-day DL
7/5/2008: Bobby Crosby 15-day DL
7/8/2008: Mike Sweeney transferred to 60-day DL
7/18/2008: Crosby off DL
7/19/2008: Daric Barton 15-day DL
7/31/2008: Thomas off DL
8/1/2008: Andrew Brown 15-day DL
8/1/2008: Barton off DL
8/2/2008: Devine off DL
8/6/2008: Eric Chavez transferred (once again) to the 60-day DL
8/13/2008: Ryan Sweeney 15-day DL
8/21/2008: Justin Duchscherer 15-day DL
8/21/2008: Sean Gallagher 15-day DL
8/28/2008: R. Sweeney off DL
8/30/2008: Frank Thomas 15-day DL
8/30/2008: Foulke off DL
9/3/2008: M. Sweeney off DL
9/3/2008: Frank Thomas transferred to 60-day DL
9/10/2008: Sean Gallagher off DL
9/21/2008: Mark Ellis 60-day DL
10/3/2008: Duchscherer off DL
11/3/2008: Frank Thomas off DL
11/14/2008: Brown, Chavez, and Ellis off DL (big woop the season is over)
September 2007: Eric Chavez -Shoulder
October 2007: Eric Chavez – Back
March 2008: Chad Gaudin – Hip (minor)
May 2008: Mike Sweeney – Knee
July 2008: Eric Chavez – Shoulder
September 2008: Marc Ellis – Shoulder, Travis Buck – Elbow
October 2008: Daric Barton – Hip, Greg Smith – Elbow
Granted we don’t have Greg Smith, Frank Thomas, Mike Sweeney and a few others but for us to have a successful season Duke, Chavy and Ellis have to stay healthy. Maybe Ellis and Chavy aren’t stars with the bat but what they do on the field and in the clubhouse would be a huge loss if they were out for an extended period of time. This trend must end!