New York Knockout: Harvey Lost for Season
Ok Mets fans. You're right. Maybe your team is cursed. I've tried to be as optimistic as I can about the boys who play in Queens, but this one is hard to take. It was announced on Monday that Matt Harvey will be lost for the season (and potentially even 2014) with an UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) tear in his right elbow.
This is going to be a hard one for the Mets fans to take, due to the fact that Harvey was finally the clear cut ace they had been looking for. He was also one of the few bright spots on this 2013 team that has had little else to cheer about. What is concerning is that right now the most likely course of action for Harvey will be Tommy John surgery, which requires roughly a full year of recovery time. This would mean that Harvey would miss basically the entire 2014 season. Harvey and the team will seek second opinions in the coming weeks and then determine the best course of action.
The domino effect of all this is that now the Mets really have to think about whether they can afford to trade one of their young arms to help bolster their offense. They certainly could, but one would think they need those young pitchers now more than ever to fill a massive void in their rotation.
Hopefully Harvey can come back stronger than ever from this, but until he's on the mound dominating games again, the Mets fans will continue to be pessimistic about their team, and at this point, it's justified. Sulk away Mets fans, you've earned it.