Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
It seems hardly a day goes by when we don’t hear about a player of at least moderate importance to his team sustaining an injury. Someone is forever being “shut down” for a few days or more. We hear about some muscle or other being tender, sore, tweaked or torqued. There are the intercostal strains which have deprived us of Daniel Murphy and David Wright. There is the arm weakness of Johan Santana. There’s the tortured ankle of Justin Turner. There’s the impounded knee of Kirk Nieuwenhuis. And that’s just us. Chase Headley of the Padres has a wonky shoulder. The Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez has a throbbing thumb. The news across town is even more grim, with Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixiera looking at skipping most of the summer and even Derek Jeter suffering a setback on his famous ankle, jeopardizing his participation in Opening Day. News like this can ruin a franchise’s whole mojo at the outset, and when you’re a team like the Mets – where so many...
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