The New York Mets should cut Matt Harvey’s innings at 178.1, exactly what it is today after several media outlets reported a MRI revealed a partially torn partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.
HARVEY: Special season crashing.
I wrote Sunday the Mets needed to devise a definitive plan to reduce his innings, and that plan should now be to shut him down for the remainder of the season. Let’s not assume rest will take care of everything.
Now, comes the finger pointing.
Did Terry Collins overuse Harvey at the start of the season? Did the plan to implement Harvey’s inning cap come too late, and why didn’t they learn from Washington’s Stephen Strasburg the best plan is to have one at the start of the season? Do the Mets even have a plan to protect their young pitchers?
Was Harvey hurting and didn’t inform the medical staff? Did the Mets know and continued to run him out there in hope for the best?
If surgery remains on the table, he could miss most, if not all, the 2014 se...