Well, it sure is a good thing we tested out the Panic Button earlier this morning, because now we really need to break it out. Jose Guillen will miss significant time (MLB.com reports it could be at least three months) because of a damaged tendon in his left wrist.
Guillen will seek a second opinion and claims that he will not miss as much time as reported:
"I don't know what was said, because I feel fine...I'm a little sore. To tell you the truth, I'm not counting myself out for three months until I get my second opinion. I know myself and the type of person that I am. I work hard to be where I am. I'm not going to consider surgery until I have the second opinion...Losing three months would be like missing the whole year...I don't think I could handle that. I would go a little crazy." (Jose Guillen, via Nationals dot com, 3/03/2006)
Frank Robinson, on how the team plans to deal with the setback:
"Plans? Right now? Nothing. He's going to get a second opinion, and we'll wait and see what happens then" (Frank Robinson, via AP/Yahoo Sports, 3/03/2006)
So now what?