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I understand sentiments regarding Buxton, but if he didn't play as hard or run as fast, then he wouldn't be Buxton and you wouldn't care whether he was hurt. Molitor couldn't stay healthy when young, either. He didn't change style of play. Just matured physically, got luckier
Probably the most ive ever agreed with Souhan
Funny, because I have the exact opposite reaction. I’m sick of this “You can’t change Buxton. It’s what makes him great” take.
So we just have to live with Buxton routinely missing 80-100 games a season or more? To hear all this Buxton mythology you’d think he’s the first speedy athletically gifted guy to ever play center field. He’s not. The other great ones just learned to be smarter and be aggressive without killing themselves.
This last Buxton injury was just a boneheaded play. A needless risk. Why are we so afraid to say that? Can’t take that away from him? They certainly can. And they must.
The main thing that Buxton will have to remember out of all this; it is costing him money by being hurt and he can't get his feet set and play a full season. Hard to become a superstar when always hurt.
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