Ever since Omar Minaya left the organization I’ve wanted to believe the Mets bad injury history would be over. And just when I’m starting to believe that it is the team is hit with an injury bug. Pedro Beato, Scott Hairston, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda and Reese Havens all have been recovering from injuries this spring but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Ike Davis has a lung infection, David Wright has a rib cage issue that may still keep him out another couple of weeks and now Tim Byrdak had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
One might say you can’t blame Minaya anymore and for a while I wanted to believe that. But there’s just no escaping the only logical explanation: in 2006 Omar Minaya made a deal with the devil to get the Mets into the playoffs. Considering all the bad that’s happened to this team since (two major late season collapses, a very well documented string of injuries, the Bernie Madoff backlash, etc.) this is the only explanation that makes any sense.
Think about it.