Per the beat writers, the MRI results that Angel Pagan was carrying around on Friday showed that he has a small tear in his hamstring. He said he felt and heard a pop as he was running down the first base line in the ninth inning of his game with the San Jose Giants. Pagan will be seeking a second opinion in the coming days, but Angel has acknowledged that the operation would be simple and would sideline him for six weeks. It is understandable that Angel Pagan would want to help his team and play while they are in the midst of a division race, but there are strong feelings amongst the fanbase as to what the outfielder on the four-year forty million dollar contract should do.
Just have the surgery and come back in August, Pagan.
— DT (@gggiants) June 22, 2013
Just like everyone on my timeline says, have the surgery, Angel.
— Sara (@gidget) June 22, 2013
PAGAN: HAVE THE SURGERY #SFGiants
— Sean Gothman (@SeanGothman) June 22, 2013
Get the surgery, Angel. You’re here another three years.
— Reuben Poling (@liesandperfidy) June 22, 2013
Angels fly because they don’t take their torn hamstrings lightly. #TeamSurgery
— Anna (@SFBleacherGirl) June 22, 2013
Is Pagan an idiot?
— ___________________ (@TheBaerMarket) June 22, 2013
Just get the surgery, Angel. Please.
— aura (@auburnreality) June 22, 2013
Angel, we make some killer get well cards. Just go have surgery, okay?
— Sarah W. (@toasterposey) June 22, 2013
So, there you go. I took the tweets of nine people from a fanbase of millions, and although I cannot say with certainty that this is what the fans wants, but I hypothesize that this is the majority opinion. After Pagan gets a second evaluation of his MRI, hopefully he decides not to get a third opinion, because you get the feeling the longer this gets pushed back, clearly the later he comes back to help the team.