Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/27/13
From the day that Sandy Alderson first took the reins as the Mets new general manager during the 2010 offseason, we’ve all been conditioned to believe that 2014, his fourth year on the job, would signal the beginning of something special. By the end of the 2012 season, Matt Harvey emerged as the poster child for the new and exciting era that lied ahead for the franchise. And why not? Here he was in his first full season vying for a Cy Young and giving the youngest among us a taste of what it must have felt like when Tom Seaver turned the franchise around. With all the feel of a Greek tragedy, it all came crashing down on August 26, 2013. That was when we all learned that Matt Harvey has been pitching with a sore forearm that was finally checked out by team doctors when the soreness became more severe after his last start against the Tigers when he gave up a career-high 13 hits. During an impromptu press conference, Sandy Alderson uttered the words that none of us wanted to hear. “This afternoon,
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