Originally written August 18, 2013 on Metstradamus:
Jenrry Mejia left Saturday's game against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning for what was called "elbow discomfort". Keep in mind that Mejia had said ... before his surprising run of stellar pitching started this season, that he was going to get surgery to remove bone spurs at the end of the season. So frankly, I'm surprised it took this long for this to happen. And I wonder what would have been best here ... There's a part of me that says "well hey, if Mejia was shut down early in the season, nobody would have never known that Mejia could have possibly been this good. So pitching through this injury might, in a weird way, be the best thing for his career. It might also be the best thing for the Mets too, as now they know they have another option in a growing list of legitimate pitching prospects that could light up a given night with hope. But then again, it might be false hope, as Mejia will now have expectations which will probably be unr...
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