October 16, 2013

Mets Clueless On Harvey's Surgery Date

Photo Courtesy of @Lets86It
Yesterday afternoon Matt Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, announced that Harvey will have Tommy John surgery within the next week. It was major news that the best pitcher in New York decided to go under the knife yesterday. It was also major news that a rough date had been set for the surgery. The problem is that it was news to the Mets as well.

From a standpoint of managing Harvey's injured wing this means nothing, but it does leave some egg on the face of the organization. First there were miscommunications about him experiencing pain, and now this?  How the team could not be on top of this situation is unbelievably frustrating...

Whether or not Alderson's front office is good at evaluating talent can be debated. What can't be debated is its seeming inability to maintain lines of communication with its best players. Think Jose Reyes prior to his departure...  I know it takes two to tango, and Boras probably should have called the Mets before he called the press, but that doesn't make the team look any better. 

With the goal being surgery before December 1st, Harvey will be on schedule to start the 2015 season healthy. Now he just has to navigate a career threatening surgery and a years worth of rehab. After all, this is the Mets... What could possibly go wrong?

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