Originally written on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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If you were watching last night’s game, you saw Jenrry Mejia depart the game with discomfort in his throwing elbow — and you also saw my heart break. I’ve recently become very pleased with Mejia and have even thrown around the idea of him being part of the 2014 rotation, but I know he has to have surgery to clean up bone chips in his elbow. I hope the Mets act swiftly and try to get any and all procedures done now so he has an appropriate amount of time to rehab for next season. For safety reasons, I do hope they shut Mejia down for the rest of the season. On many occasions, I have stated that I felt this is a lost season and the Mets should act as such — refusing to trade Byrd was a big mistake. Shutting down Mejia would jeopardize attempts to win down the line, but that’s not a high price to pay in mid-August when the team is still under .500. The auto-pilot response to Mejia’s replacement would be Greg Burke, which would likely push Carlos Torres into the rotation for the Mets if...
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