March 23, 2014

Mets Are Getting Healthy

You can save this post and call me out for jinxing them later, but the Mets are a week away from leaving camp without a major injury.  That's not to say they haven't had their scares.

What was supposed to be a month long battle for the first base job, both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda missed multiple weeks due to leg injuries.  Having just returned to the lineup this week, they'll now race to be ready for opening day as it appears both could break camp with the team.  What once looked like a marathon for the position, now appears destined to be a sprint.  My money is on Davis regardless of how he plays this week.

The other major scare that everyone has had to take notice of is what appears to be an ongoing problem with Jon Niese.  The southpaw had the short route to the Opening Day start, but pain in first his shoulder and more recently his elbow earned him a pair of trips to New York for MRIs.  Instead he is set to open the season on the disabled list, but more so due to a lack of conditioning, than injury.  In fact, its is rumored that he'll be prepared to go for his first turn in the rotation.

Save a minor bruise to Daniel Murphy and that's about it for the Mets.  He returned to the lineup today, and looks as though he will enter the season healthy as well.  This all bodes well for the Mets who will need all hands on deck if they hope to sprint out of the gate this year.  With the lofty goal of 90 wins hanging over their heads, the Mets cannot afford to stumble early.  It looks as though they'll be healthy, but whether they're up for the challenge remains to be seen.

1 comment:

  1. My hope is that they dont sprint out of the gate. You need to lose some battles to win the war. Our war ends in september 2015 not april 2014.