I’m not sure there could have been a different set of circumstances when it comes to Zack Wheeler’s injury. It’s not like this was his first MRI so one would guess that this was not left over from last season.
The Mets seem jinxed to never get their best team on the field at the same time. We’ve dreamed for a number of years about this incredible rotation that’s going to dominate this game and frankly, the best guy we have out there right now already has had Tommy John Surgery and used to be a shortstop.
This is where it will get interesting in spring training. Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Jonathan Niese seem set in the rotation. Bartolo Colon is going to have to pitch really bad to pitch himself out of this rotation. My guess is the Mets will not dip into their projected Las Vegas prospects and will add either Dillon Gee or Rafael Montero into the SP5 slot.
As John Morosi said this morning, we have to remember that the Mets only gave up four more runs last year than than the World Champion, so the best way to look at this is we just traded Wheeler for Harvey.
Morosi said the Mets are going to have to step up offensively and win more games with their improved offensive game.
When was the last time anyone said something positive about the Mets offense?