Well, when the Mets signed Moises Alou, they knew they would be lucky to get 120 games from him. So this down time shouldn’t come as a surprise. The thing about a strained muscle is these things take time to heal … longer when you’re 40-plus.
The Mets got Alou for down the stretch and October, so it’s a little early to say this signing is a bust. If you’re looking for a silver lining, it’s that it is early and not August and September.