Vlad Guerrero Out Two Months

Dave · April 17, 2009 at 5:18 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Vladimir Guerrero’s MRI revealed a torn pectoral muscle, and the doctors said he’ll be re-examined in a month. Which means he’s out for two, probably.

I don’t know how many more things have to go right for the M’s before people start to realize that this division is up grabs. The Angels season has been nothing short of a train wreck, and their already weak line-up just got worse.

It’s a race to 85 wins. There’s no reason to think that the M’s can’t be right there at the wire.


10 Responses to “Vlad Guerrero Out Two Months”

  1. EnglishMariner on April 17th, 2009 5:32 pm

    [enticement to rosterbation]

  2. bratman on April 17th, 2009 6:07 pm


    Hate to root an injury onto such a good player … and probably a nice person … and a franchise ridden with tragedy …

    But I for one, am DONE with the Halo’s stranglehold on the AL West.

  3. sodomojo_1 on April 17th, 2009 6:22 pm

    I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help being excited about Vlads injury, because that means weve got a pretty good shot at the division!

  4. Bodhizefa on April 17th, 2009 6:44 pm

    I’d like to take a moment to say I actually feel pretty bad for the Angels team and its fans right now. With all the injuries and Adenhart’s tragic death, this is a team that has a chance to really show their intestinal fortitude for the rest of the season. I hope they’re in it till the end, and I hope they overcome all the obstacles being thrown at them. But I also hope the M’s beat them to the division title.

    Here’s hoping Junior stays healthy for a while and we see if he’s still got anything left in the tank to help us to a title run.

  5. smb on April 17th, 2009 8:24 pm

    I cringed at the crash metaphor, myself, but obviously unintended. I like to see the competition hit some bumps, but there’s real human tragedy involved, so it’s hard to be too joyful about the situation.

    FWIW, Amy K. Nelson’s writeup about the Adenhart tragedy on the monopolistic sports infotainment channel’s website is excellent.

    Also, I’d rather see Saunders go down than Guerrero. I just love to watch the man play, I love his swings at garbage pitches that put the ball in the second deck in left, I love his obvious humility, his rocket arm…awesome. Here’s hoping we take advantage and run out to a ten or so game lead while he’s out. Go M’S!!

  6. henryv on April 17th, 2009 9:32 pm

    One of the enduring images of Vladdy I have is when he hit that rocket shot back up the middle that hit Soriano in head. As he hit it, he could immediately tell that it was going to be a problem, and yelled something to try to warn Soriano. And then he stood on first and looked sick as he saw Soriano loaded onto the stretcher.

    Much like when Randy Johnson hit Tim Salmon in the face, and was the first person to him. I think it was Salmon.

    These guys may be competitors, and some of them are rivals, but they are also still people, and most of them are good people… Unless they’re Yankees, of course.

    I really feel bad for the Angels. They are having injuries like crazy, had the horrible accident, and Vladdy getting hurt.

    But the M’s need to try to seize this opportunity. Because the Angel’s are going to get their pitching back together soon, and they’re not as bad as their record, obviously.

  7. JMHawkins on April 17th, 2009 11:20 pm

    [response to rosterbation]

  8. Axtell on April 18th, 2009 1:14 pm


  9. wabbles on April 18th, 2009 1:15 pm

    The Angels are two-time defending AL West champions, that hardly qualifies as a strangehold. But yes, this is the opportunity that the sportswriters all thought we had at the beginning of The Season That Must Never Be Spoken Of when two or three Angels starters were out with injuries. Now we’re actually in a position to do something about it. OK, I’ll start The Wave….

  10. spokane dude on April 18th, 2009 5:31 pm

    [response to rosterbation]

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