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Paul Maholm Has a Torn ACL

In completely unsurprising news:

As soon as we saw the look on his face after going down last night, it seemed clear that this wasn’t going to end well. This all but certainly ends his season and, likely, his Dodger career as well. Maholm hadn’t pitched well at all this year, finding himself in the bottom 11 (min. 70 innings) of FIP and xFIP, fueled largely by his complete inability to miss bats. We can be honest and say that many fans had wanted him off the roster for a while, but let’s also be adult and not act as though a player getting injured is something to celebrate. It’s lousy for Maholm, who faces long odds to pitch in the major leagues again, and it’s not great for the Dodgers, who just lost one of the very few pitchers who could possibly replace Dan Haren. (In just a little while, Brim will have a look at external options Ned Colletti could go after. It’s… not great.)

Maholm hasn’t officially been placed on the disabled list yet, but he surely will soon. His replacement hasn’t been announced, but will likely be one of the usual minor league relievers. Albuquerque played in Sacramento last night and is to host Tacoma today; Yimi Garcia and Paco Rodriguez each pitched last night, while Matt Magill and Colt Hynes pitched on Thursday. Perhaps, and purely speculation, that means it’ll be Jose Dominguez or Pedro Baez, though who knows what other moves may happen by the next time Haren goes.

So long, Paul. That’s tough.


Mike

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159 comments
very smart towel
very smart towel

I just turned on the A's game and immediately experienced a Punto headfirst slide into 1B. Easy out.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

so this is just weird, new follower on twitter. seems to be a real person, is following 9 accounts, here are the first six they chose. 



Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

Louis i get, but i should really be ahead of macfarlane. 

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

Wish the Royals and Dayton Moore weren't in faux "I NEED TO CLING TO EVERY LAST HOPE IN ORDER TO SAVE MY JOB" contention. Jason Vargas would have been pretty nice

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

WELP, I'm also likely to miss the game too because of an office party. Unfortunately my coworkers aren't a bunch of rowdy cartoon characters, sentient vegetables, talking goats, tasty beverages, or flaming skulls.

But I will bring BEER.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

i gotta go to a damn ass wedding. i will not be back before the game. sigh. 

Offal Dude
Offal Dude

Stupid question, I know, but is there a public link for the waiver wire?  Besides, of course, waiting to see it here or on MLBTR.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@Chris Perez's Future Employer not at all a stupid question but the answer is I have never seen such a link or access to intra club communications except for the Asstro thing earlier this year

moneynow27
moneynow27

So let's see what Colletti does.....He's just not a strategic GM, although I do give him credit for keeping Joc, Urias, and Seager.  Beane and Dombrowski on the other hand are way more strategic....

TheOcelot
TheOcelot

@DBrim will it be called gGhostbusters 3? seems like if you'd do a reboot, you'd start the numbering again