Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Will Carroll's Team Health Report

Our collective man-crush on Will Carroll is well-documented, but he straight brings it today on SI with the Astros' Team Health Report (including an incredible intro paragraph).

Read it for yourself, but there are seven players on his Red Light list:

I don't expect to see the Astros anywhere near October glory but if they surprise us, it will be because the medical staff worked a miracle, holding together a team that's risk profile is alarmingly high. If it all goes wrong and the Astros are back on the bottom of a weak NL Central, the DL days stacking like so much cordwood, don't blame the medical staff. This one's on the front office.

The players with a higher injury risk: Jason Castro, whom Carroll describes him as such: The System seems to have something against Castro, rating him as one of the highest risks in the league despite a clean injury history. Also, Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez, J.A. Happ, Bud Norris (yes, four of the five starting pitchers), Carlos Lee, and Brandon Lyon.

Can you imagine what will happen if all these actually stop at the Red Light? Apocalypse.