Meet the new season. Same as the old season.
Bobby Parnell had an MRI after complaining of tightness in his forearm after yesterday’s game. The MRI revealed a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right arm. This is the same type of injury that lead to Tommy John surgery for Matt Harvey. Parnell will rest for 2 weeks before being re-evaluated but it’s certainly possible he will suffer the same fate as Harvey.
The day we all feared has finally come. The Mets announced yesterday that Johan Santana has a recurrence of the same injury that kept him out for the whole 2011 season and likely has thrown his last pitch as a Met, possibly of his career. I actually did not have very high expectations for Santana […]
Every time I start buying into the Sandy Alderson Mets being different than the Omar Minaya Mets something happens to bring things back into focus. This time it’s Andres Torres. Torres tweaked his already hurting left calf during yesterday’s opening day win over the Braves and will be placed on the disabled list. Kirk Nieuwenhuis […]
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 […]
Last night I was called to task when, on Twitter, I said that Carlos Beltran was not as good as his hype and endorsed the opinion that David Wright is not a superstar. The challenge came in the following form: Let’s take these issues one at a time. When the Mets signed Beltran he was […]
The Mets have sent Ike Davis back to New York for an MRI on his ailing leg. Davis injured the leg last night in when he collided with David Wright while both were attempting to make a play on a popup in front of the mound. This is both bad news and good news. The […]
It’s beginning to feel a little like the Omar Minaya Mets again with the stories and denials about Johan Santana‘s stalled rehab. There was a report this weekend that attributed an unspecified person in the Mets organization saying the Mets may shut Santana down. Then Santana himself denied it. This coming less than a week […]
After sitting out yesterday’s game due to a sore knee Carlos Beltran was expected to play in an exhibition game today. This morning that plan was changed and it was announced that Beltran would play in a simulated game instead. Still later manager Terry Collins said that Beltran will not play at all today. Still […]
Spring training is here and I’m at work. Big projects are keeping me from blogging as much as I’d like but I hope to be able to blog more soon. As with most years I’m excited about spring training this year. Usually I’m excited because I love the game of baseball. And while that’s true […]
For the first time I can remember the Mets are actually building a front office team. This isn’t just hiring qualified for front office positions. This is hiring people who are well respected in the baseball community with plenty of experience and credibility. This isn’t like hiring Omar Minaya and having him bring in the […]