In case you hadn’t heard, Mets’ uber-phenom Matt Harvey took a trip to sunny Florida yesterday to consult with Dr. James Andrews, the guru of Tommy John surgery. This is an exploratory visit, if you will, to determine the extent of the ligament tear in Harvey’s forearm. If it’s a teeny-tiny tear, then Harvey might – MIGHT – be able to rehab it over the winter and be ready for upcoming spring training. If it’s a mondo tear, then surgery would be in the offing and Harvey wouldn’t be seen on a major league mound until sometime in 2015. Either way, the decision is Harvey’s, of course, and even if surgery is “recommended” – as opposed to “required” – then Harvey might opt to not have the surgery now, anyway. His decision is possibly the major moving part to the Mets’ offseason plans.
Dr. Andrews checked him out yesterday, but nobody’s talking. The Mets say they will have information today. Well, as of this writing, it is well past noon and we haven’t heard anything but