The Mets Make Me Sad As A Baseball Fan

by Jake Archer | Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Well, it was only a matter of time. New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard officially has his injury that earns him the right to call himself a real Met and the circumstances surrounding the situation are not good. As a baseball fan, I’m upset because this was bound to happen and now that it did, it just really sucks.

This situation all started when Syndergaard was scratched from a start last Thursday for “biceps and shoulder discomfort.” At that moment, I think every baseball fan in the world, save some Nationals, Phillies, Braves and Marlins fans, felt their heart drop. Syndergaard was then scheduled for an MRI on Friday but refused to have one after throwing a bullpen session and feeling better.

Obviously, any player is going to try to keep playing. These guys want to compete and get out there for their team and their fans and well, the money of course. But the decisions on injuries should fall mainly with the front office of the team and the Mets had to step up and tell Noah he was having the MRI whether he wanted to or not. This simply isn’t debatable. When you have a talent like Syndergaard you do anything and everything to protect him.

Well, the Mets ignored the warning signs and ignored the fact that Syndergaard barely could move his arm and he definitely had something wrong with him. They let him go out and pitch on Sunday against the Washington Nationals just days after all of this had happened. Syndergaard had to leave in the second inning after he threw a pitch to Bryce Harper and grasped at his right side, where the initial discomfort was.

Now today Syndergaard had an MRI and it was announced that he has a partial tear of the right lat muscle. The Mets placed him on the 10-day disabled list and said that there is no timeframe for his return. If I were a fan of this team I would be losing my mind right now. This injury is a tricky one because we’ve seen cases where the player comes back and is fine and we’ve seen other, less successful cases.

As a fan of baseball and a big time fan of Syndergaard and the rest of the Mets pitchers, I am amazed and bummed out. The Mets are cursed when it comes to injuries and this is not even close to the first time that they have mishandled a situation with a key player.

The trainer, Ray Ramirez is notorious around the game for misdiagnosing and messing up players. I need the Mets to just sacrifice for the rest of the MLB and the fans by trading away all of their good players now before they are ruined. I’m only sort of joking.

We have now seen Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard go from some of the brightest young stars in the game to injury riddled and sad. I swear if the Mets try to rush back Syndergaard and mess him up forever the fans in New York might just move to a different city. Clean it up Mets, and figure out what to do with Ray Ramirez and the rest of the worst training staff in sports.

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Jake is a sports blogger with a passion for baseball and the Red Sox. He loves pitcher's duels, ballpark food and listening to games on the radio. He's got some strong opinions on things like pace-of-play, the DH rule and more. Follow him on Twitter at @jarcher04.

  • lcantor

    I think it can be reasonably argued that Gary Cohen, though ultimately paid by the very organization he is defending, is nonetheless a straight shooter. He maintains that the front office of any club does not have the right to “…tell Noah he was having the MRI whether he wanted to or not”.

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