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Tim Byrdak will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. His recovery and rehab could take anywhere between 12-18 months.
This is the same injury that sidelined both Johan Santana and Chris Young. It took over a year for both of them to recover from their respective surgeries.
Byrdak hopes that he could return during the second half of the 2013 season.
The Mets’ lefty specialist was placed on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his left shoulder on August 3.
Byrdak was leading the league in relief appearances with 56 at the time.
Terry Collins told reporters on Tuesday that there is “no question” he used lefthander Tim Byrdak more than he should have and that it was a contributing factor to a potentially career-threatening tear of the anterior capsule in his left shoulder.
“I don’t think there’s any question – injuries are caused by overuse,” Collins said. “Doctors have told me and I’ve heard too many doctors say, ‘When they’re going to break, t
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Mets left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak, aka The Byrdman, aka Hulk Hogan, was placed on the DL friday with a sore shoulder. Ok, no problem. Like most Mets fans, I figured he was bound to wind up there with a dead arm at some point this year consider how much this guy is used. But when the results of an MRI showed a torn anterior capsule of his left shoulder, I was angry.
Josh Thole has been the Mets’ primary catcher for almost two whole years now.
So, it begs the question: Where does Thole stand in the Mets’ long term plans at catcher moving forward?
Let’s call a spade a spade. Thole is at best an average catcher with no discernible skills that separate himself from the pack either offensively or defensively.
As of August 8, Thole was sporting...
Thursday did not figure to be a particularly good day for Andres Torres. He came into the game with a .183/.287/.239 line in 165 PA against RHP and the Marlins were throwing Josh Johnson. In his last three games, Johnson had allowed just eight hits in 19.2 innings for a .119 batting average against. But Torres came up big, going 3-for-3 with a double, triple, home run and a walk...
Why the hype?
Jeurys Familia, SP: Before the season started, Familia was considered one of the top three prospects in the Mets minor league systems. Coming into the season, some people ranked him higher than Matt Harvey and/or Zack Wheeler. As the season comes to an end, he has become a polarizing prospect. With a 96 MPH fastball and a biting slider, no one can argue his stuff...
Its hard to fathom now, but the Mets had a realistic shot at the playoffs only one month ago. Since then the team has taken a turn for the worst with a lot of poorly played baseball compounded by additional injuries. In the process, the current situation has re-highlighted some glaring issues that the team’s successful first half had given us the luxury of forgetting about...
Updated Post 8/9
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Terry Collins said he no longer plans to use R.A. Dickey on short rest through the remainder of the season.
Collins intends to use Jeremy Hefner in the rotation if he needs to give a starting pitcher extra rest, but will continue to use Dickey in his normal turn through the rotation.
Updated Post 8/3
Terry Collins told...
This is what it has come to for the New York Mets.
A season that started with such promise reached its lowest point of the season thus far on Wednesday as the Mets were trounced by the Marlins, 13-0 at Citi Field.
Mets starter Chris Young was burned by the long ball and surrendered three bombs to the Marlins, including two by All-Star Giancarlo Stanton. The Mets bullpen fared no...
Ruben Tejada extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games last night, going 1-5. Tejada is batting .364 (20-55) with four runs scored and two RBI during this current stretch.
The Mets shortstop is hitting .331 (55-166) with a .367 on-base percentage since he returned from the Disabled List on June 24.
Tejada’s .322 batting average is the highest among all major league...
Rafael Montero, RHP 10/17/1990 Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 170 I‘m sitting in Valley Stream, NY on Long Island as I visit friends for the weekend with my family. This article is a nice...
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The omens that surround me are deafening. Thursday's omen featured a guy on the train wearing an Andres Torres shirsey. It was the first bit of Mets memorabilia that I saw on the way to the game. I laughed it off as an anomaly, especially as I was potentially going to the tenth straight Mets home loss. I should have known better. I should have known that the signs were around...