More reaction to come, but here’s Harvey himself on the injury.
On the DL
Much more to come, but that’s the big news. He’ll wait on surgery for now, but it is a very strong possibility, which would end his 2013 and likely his 2014 as well.
So, the news is mixed. On his 22nd birthday, Wilmer Flores is a member of the New York Mets. He’s scheduled to hit sixth today, and play third base. That’s good. Bobby Parnell has a herniated disk in his neck, is on the disabled list, and surgery is an option…. Read More →
It’s Biogenesis suspension day, everybody! And while Cesar Puello, also known as the one breakout position player the Mets had in the upper minor leagues this season, was suspended as expected, so was Jordany Valdespin, who was already suspended at Triple-A for his role in a bench-clearing brawl. As I… Read More →
David Wright, easily the best position player on the Mets, has hit the disabled list with a hamstring strain. Mike Baxter gets the call, with Daniel Murphy a candidate to take over at third base for a while, Eric Young Jr. shifting to second, according to Terry Collins. It’s a… Read More →
The Mets revealed while I was driving to Citizens Bank Park that Jonathon Niese’s “not serious shoulder tendinitis” from a few weeks ago has become a “small tear”. Apparently, he’ll try a little bit of rest, a wee amount of physical therapy over the next two weeks, and if that… Read More →
Ruben Tejada got hurt just in the nick of time. His one-out, ninth-inning slide into the path of Mike Baxter apparently caused a quad injury. It hasn’t been announced yet, but Omar Quintanilla was pulled from last night’s Las Vegas game, and will replace Tejada, who should be heading to… Read More →
Let’s hope John Buck is for real. The Mets announced on Thursday that catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, the centerpiece of the R.A. Dickey deal, has a non-displaced fracture in his left foot. He’s headed to New York for further tests. There’s no timetable yet for his return, nor is it… Read More →
It was always going to be a long shot for Johan Santana to return to his former dominance in 2012, as Adam Rubin illustrates well here. The Mets got a half-season of it, including a no-hitter to bookend his dominant 2008 season, which ended with Santana’s astounding 125-pitch complete game… Read More →
With Kirk Nieuwenhuis on crutches, it is worth considering who the alternatives are for the New York Mets to play center field. Roughly speaking, here’s how I see the depth chart. 1. Collin Cowgill: Reasons for optimism include his 8-for-16 start in spring training, if you are into small sample… Read More →
Didn’t this injury happen back in September? Ach, I’ll just let the Mets tell you. From the press release: FLUSHING, N.Y., December 18, 2012 – The New York Mets announced that righthanded pitcher Frank Francisco underwent surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The surgery was… Read More →
In case that’s not clear enough: Chris Young has been activated, and pitches tonight. Miguel Batista is around in case that goes poorly, or Jeremy Hefner struggles tomorrow. Jack Egbert has been designated for assignment, and figures to land back in Buffalo. Ramon Ramirez was injured running on the field… Read More →
So it is hard to think of a victory more thrilling that Monday night’s 5-2 win over the Phillies, thanks to Jordany Valdespin’s three-run homer in the ninth inning. There were those back-to-back wins at Citi Field in 2010 on walkoff home runs by catchers, first Rod Barajas, then Henry… Read More →
So Ruben Tejada’s trip-and-fall at first base on Sunday has landed him on the Disabled List with a quad injury. This is such a shame. Tejada was having a terrific season, with an on-base percentage of .362 and a slugging percentage of .400, while holding his own in the field…. Read More →
Public perception of Jason Bay hadn’t changed yet, but he had been putting up a fairly decent year, with a 118 OPS+ so far. A few clutch hits, and people might have started to take his renaissance seriously. But that won’t happen anytime soon. Bay was placed on the Disabled… Read More →