Found September 01, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Many people took it with a grain of salt when Matt Harvey tweeted the following: Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1. — Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) August 27, 2013 Surely, this was just Harvey’s competitive, bulldog mentality clouding his judgement. We all know that Tommy John surgery means a minimum of a year, and rest and rehabilitation hasn’t been very successful. But there may be another alternative. In yesterday’s chat, ESPN’s Keith Law was asked the following question, and gave a very interesting answer, which he backed up with some evidence: Athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Rafael Nadal have all used PRP with great results as noted in this article about this relatively new procedure that is growing in popularity. “Athletes are always seeking an edge and, at an elite level, it makes sense for them to look for any possible shortcut to healing,” said New York University’s Dennis Cardone. ...

The New York Mets and the legacy of losing

Ok, so the loss of Matt Harvey goes pretty deep.  The last time I had a reaction like that was back on July 30, 2004, when the Mets dealt Scott Kazmir to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Victor Zambrano and Bartolome Fortunato. I have to say, though, that the team’s reactions and the articles I’ve seen posted here, elsewhere, and in print have all been exceptionally forward...

Tom Seaver: Young pitchers are being babied

There is a popular theory among those in baseball that limiting innings and having them on strict pitch counts will lessen the chance of injury. Unfortunately, there is no credible research out there to support it. It certainly sounds reasonable, but what sounds and what is are two completely different things. This wasn’t always the case, as the old theory was to let the pitcher...

Football season approaches, but the Mets continue to give their fans a reason to watch baseball

Without Matt Harvey to start games, Bobby Parnell to close games, and David Wright to help win games, few people would blame New York Mets fans for thanking the football Gods that the NFL is about to kick off and we can get on with online football betting.  At face value, the Mets should be a team that is ready to roll over and play dead as the season winds down, but that’s not...

Mets Wrap: Dillon Gee Continues Hot Pitching

The projected leader in victories for the New York Mets was, of course, Matt Harvey, with the second choice Jon Niese. Dillon Gee might have been the third choice at best. After Harvey cooled, Gee has easily been the Mets’ most consistent pitcher as he picked up a team high 10th victory tonight against Washington in a 3-2 win. GEE: Stuffs Nationals. (AP) Gee continued his impressive...

The Case to Extend Dillon Gee

The New York Mets organization won’t fondly look upon August 2013 for years to come. The team struggled to gain any traction following the All-Star Break, lost star pitcher Matt Harvey for the remainder of the season (and potentially most of 2014), and saw both David Wright and Ike Davis suffer injuries that threatened or completed their seasons. Baseball can be a unique world...

The magical 2013 season, where answers turned to questions

New York Mets fans knew heading into this season that 2013 was not goal.  It was not the end of the tunnel.  The front office and ownership could spin things however they wanted, but fans weren’t naive enough to look at the opening day roster and say ‘we got a chance to win the whole damn thing this season.’  So with that we trudged on and bought into a bigger plan, one...

Tom Seaver Partially Correct On Treatment Of Pitchers

Tom Seaver, the best player to ever wear a New York Mets uniform, has forgotten more about pitching than any of us will ever know. So, in explaining Matt Harvey’s injury, I am buying into his argument pitchers of today are babied. Up to a point. SEAVER: Go to the whip on today’s pitchers. We will never again see the likes of pitchers such as Seaver, who 11 times threw over 250...
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