Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/31/13
It’s sad to see our Ace get hit with an injury the year before the Mets were “Ready to Compete” but… if you think about it, it could have been worse.  Imagine if we had traded Noah Syndergaard or Zack Wheeler for offensive help (Like Giancarlo Stanton or Carlos Gonzalez) in the offseason and Harvey gets this (basically inevitable) injury in Spring Training?  Or in June or July?  The point is, as bad as this injury is, the Mets are in a better position than they might have been in. Why? That’s simple.  The Mets still have approximately $40 Mil to spend in the offseason and now they can look to spend part of that money in the only area for the 2014 free agent market that isn’t extremely shallow. The starting pitcher market is actually pretty interesting.  Here is a cheat sheet of names to consider: Bronson Arroyo (37) – Because of his age he might accept a one year deal but I’m really not sold on Arroyo being much more than an innings eater at this stage in his career. Scott Ba...
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