Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/25/13
Pitchers are great to have when they’re healthy. However, nothing is worse than a depleted rotation due to injuries. The Mets are learning just how fragile a pitching rotation can be as both Jenrry Mejia and Jeremy Hefner went down with season-ending arm injuries. In Hefner’s case, he will likely be out of action for all of 2014 because of Tommy John surgery. This is certainly concerning. It’s amazing how quickly how the tables can turn. A week ago, the mainstream media and the Mets blogosphere were noting that the Mets had depth and breadth when it came to young pitching talent. It seemed like the 2013 plot line leading into 2014 would be about how this team is going to be a pitching team: “Generation K 2.0.” However, now the Mets are forced to rely on Daisuke Matsuzaka and Carlos Torres to fill in for Mejia and Hefner. This is what happens when rotations are built around pitching: Injuries. It’s like when you have an iPhone without a case. It’s looks really nice until you dro...
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