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08:10 AM ET 03.21 | On the injury front in Dodgers camp, Wednesday offered two sides of the coin. Zack Greinke said Wednesday that he should be ready to pitch in the opening week of the regular season, but the Dodgers braced themselves for the possibility that shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be lost for more than two months. Ramirez was scheduled for an MRI exam on his right thumb, which he injured diving for a ball Tuesday night in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. The results of that exam, which weren't expected to be known until Thursday morning, could determine how the left side of the Dodgers' infield looks for the first several weeks of the season.

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March 21, 2013  08:14 AM ET

You Win Some And You Lose Some, Bros.

March 21, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Ah, the good old WBC. It is well worth paying players their salary of the down time from any injuries that come from it

March 21, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Well you got what you wished for, Ramirez's season is over, his next season is 2017! Enjoy the Payouts!!!

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March 21, 2013  08:58 AM ET

The interesting thing is that Hanely would never dive for a ball while playing for the people who PAY him many millions of $$$, but he'll do it for free for his country's team. The WBC is outrageous, I hate it, and screw any ML player who participates in the stupid thing. Let their teams release them with no obligations if they get hurt in it (David Wright included).

March 21, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Sorry, Hanley....

March 21, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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This is not good news....good news is that Greinke was deported back to the Netherlands and along the way a cavity search revealed an **** hamster who had crack cocaine in his ****

Greinke claims the hamster was only a acquiantance who took advantage of him after a long night of PS3, Spongebob, and sitting in closets in a fetal position while screaming.

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March 21, 2013  09:10 AM ET

My money is on Greinke to be DLed sometime during the 2013 season. and quite possibly for a period longer than a 30 day DL.

March 21, 2013  11:50 AM ET
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My money is on Greinke to be DLed sometime during the 2013 season. and quite possibly for a period longer than a 30 day DL.

Goin' out on a limb there, are ya?

March 21, 2013  12:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

My money is on Greinke to be DLed sometime during the 2013 season. and quite possibly for a period longer than a 30 day DL.

My money is on Greinke to be institutionalized sometime during the 2013 season. and quite possibly for a period longer than a 30 day DL.

March 21, 2013  01:30 PM ET
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The interesting thing is that Hanely would never dive for a ball while playing for the people who PAY him many millions of $$$, but he'll do it for free for his country's team. The WBC is outrageous, I hate it, and screw any ML player who participates in the stupid thing. Let their teams release them with no obligations if they get hurt in it (David Wright included).

Those owners have no one to blame but themselves. The WBC is sanctioned by MLB. That couldn't have happened without a majority vote by the owners. I'm sure Selig and other officials did a great job selling it to the owners, but in the end the owners were on board thinking that globalizing the sport means more cash in their pockets in the long run. So they have no right to cry about injured players now when they knew of the risks from the very beginning.

I don't think WBC is a bad idea per say, especially since Baseball is no longer part of the Olympics. Every other country but the US takes it seriously. And you do see a passion in the players playing for their own countries that's different than playing for their professional teams. I do, however think that March is not the right time for this event. After the World Series in November is probably a better time. They can play the games in warm cities/countries or indoor stadiums. The players are already in shape so that should minimize injuries. And outside of devastating, major injuries, the players have the entire offseason to rest up and be ready for the following season.

March 21, 2013  02:47 PM ET
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My money is on Greinke to be institutionalized sometime during the 2013 season. and quite possibly for a period longer than a 30 day DL.

My money is on Greinke to sit in a closet screaming sometime during the 2013 season. and quite possibly for a period longer than a 30 day DL.

March 21, 2013  02:48 PM ET
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Those owners have no one to blame but themselves. The WBC is sanctioned by MLB. That couldn't have happened without a majority vote by the owners. I'm sure Selig and other officials did a great job selling it to the owners, but in the end the owners were on board thinking that globalizing the sport means more cash in their pockets in the long run. So they have no right to cry about injured players now when they knew of the risks from the very beginning.I don't think WBC is a bad idea per say, especially since Baseball is no longer part of the Olympics. Every other country but the US takes it seriously. And you do see a passion in the players playing for their own countries that's different than playing for their professional teams. I do, however think that March is not the right time for this event. After the World Series in November is probably a better time. They can play the games in warm cities/countries or indoor stadiums. The players are already in shape so that should minimize injuries. And outside of devastating, major injuries, the players have the entire offseason to rest up and be ready for the following season.

How about just making it an 18U tournament?

March 21, 2013  03:59 PM ET

Well, Hanley is going to have surgery and be out for 8 weeks, with his hand in a cast for 3 weeks. No way he's going to be lazy and get out of shape, right? He'll be rehabbing like crazy because he cares SO much about playing well to earn his American dollars.

March 21, 2013  04:06 PM ET
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My money is on Greinke to be institutionalized sometime during the 2013 season. and quite possibly for a period longer than a 30 day DL.

He's going to have a HUGE year, Cy Young candidate.

March 21, 2013  05:10 PM ET
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How about just making it an 18U tournament?

I don't know how appealing that's going to be when there's basically zero name recognition. For the hardcore baseball purists that may not matter, but they're the minority compared to the bigger masses that MLB is trying to sell this tournament to.

March 21, 2013  05:13 PM ET
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I don't know how appealing that's going to be when there's basically zero name recognition. For the hardcore baseball purists that may not matter, but they're the minority compared to the bigger masses that MLB is trying to sell this tournament to.

I just think that MLB is really neglecting their core fans by pushing this thing. Why not play the World Series in Bangladesh to drum up more interest there?

 
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