quote:Originally posted by Board-O:quote:Originally posted by jburman82:quote:Originally posted by Board-O:quote:Originally posted by irwin:
Madison Bumgarner was placed on the DL yesterday.
He should be fined his pay for the whole time he is on the DL. He had no real right to go mountainbiking and put himself at risk for such an injury. Players have a responsibility to refrain from activities with a real possibility of injuries.
Like taking the ball on the short rest so consistently one pitcher throws a third of a teams innings in a world series? Giants would complete frauds if they did anything to him. He is a stud on a very team friendly deal who has shown a willingness to put the team above himself and his long term future. SF is doing the right thing by doing nothing.
Well, we disagree. He most definitely did not put the team above himself when he went mountainbiking during baseball season. He's costing the team dearly and should shoulder the burden.
That's fine and a lot of people think like that but if the Giants did that, come playoff time it would be real easy for him to say Im only taking the ball every 5 days. Cant risk any injury that would affect my future earning power. To me, doing this would be cutting off your nose to spite your face.