When it comes to injuries, will the New York Mets ever learn? Zack Wheeler has been shut down for the season after complaining of shoulder stiffness last weekend in Philadelphia.
However, Wheeler was examined only by an on-call doctor at the park in Philly, and as of now hasn’t been examined by Mets’ doctors. So far, no MRI.
After what happened with Matt Harvey, who is facing Tommy John surgery after a sore forearm was neglected, one would think the Mets would take a cue.
Usually, teams give their players physicals after the season, along with conditioning and rehab programs. Hopefully, Wheeler will get a full exam, including a MRI.
Personally, I believe all pitchers should receive a MRI after each season just to check the wear-and-tear on the arm.
Who knows if such a step were taken that the Mets might have known about Jeremy Hefner, who had Tommy John surgery.
The Mets were careless with Harvey, and the pitcher didn’t help himself by pitching with discomfort. They were...