Isabellas2007 wrote:I know many teams in baseball rely heavily on one player. However, do these injuries when they happen really destroy the team to the point they cannot go to the playoffs? Also do you think the injuries are ones which can be prevented or even cared for and allow the player to return quickly?
Yeah a single injury could definitely hurt a team, even bring it out of playoff contention. Think about it, maybe your top pitcher breaks his arm and is out for the year, you're potentially losing 20+ wins and all the other frills that comes with having your top gun. You also have to remember that many teams don't make the playoffs by one, two, three games so those injuries do really hurt you.
Some injuries can be prevented but it's all a crapshoot really.