Fuck this bullshit! Fuck right the fuck off, you fucking fucker:
The Jays are already convinced from their initial investigations that Marcum requires the [motherfucking Tommy John] surgery. The visit with Dr. Andrews, which is expected to happen some time today, is to confirm the diagnosis of the Jays' medical staff.
“I don't think the news is very good,” said the source. “We suspect the worst – Tommy John surgery. It's not career ending but it's not great.”
Should Marcum need surgery, he will be out at least one year which would mean he would not be available for the majority, if not all, of next season.While the departed Reverend Jerry Falwell would probably have blamed this unpleasant development on the semi-legal status of marriage-you-wanna and general tolerance for homosexuality in Canada, this is really just rotten, shitty luck. The loss of Marcum for '09, combined with the giant question marks surrounding whether Dustin McGowan will be able to pitch effectively again and the possible?/probable?/certain? departure of AJ Burnett, does not bode well to put things mildly. We expected to see an off-season where JP or his successor tried to patch a single hole in the rotation, but now it's looking more likely that he's in for a full-on talent search to man at least 2 mid-rotation spots and/or replace lost depth when everyone else gets bumped up.
Maybe that idea of having Downs start again wasn't so crazy after all. Ricky Romero, grab the apple and take a bite. Scott Richmond, apply your stevedore's work ethic on the diamond. I'll even dust off the ol' slider of death just in case they need me...
-- Johnny Was