The first baseman was particularly upset about the insinuation that he was going out of his way to disguise or hide the injury for selfish reasons, saying that players play hurt all the time.
Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
For his career, Leathersich has struck out a ridiculous 15.2 batters per nine innings — but has also given up five walks per nine innings pitched.
All eyes were waiting for the ball to explode out of Noah Syndergaard’s hands, and the young prospect on the fast track with the Mets didn’t disappoint. As manager Terry Collins put it, “wow.”
This is not the perfect market for the Mets, not the best time to have a ton of money coming off the books, but it does dovetail with the fact that this team has a lot of holes to fill.
The Mets organization believe that Harvey will come back as good or better than before after next season.
How could this happen? Matt Harvey was a pitcher, a max-effort guy, but with a clean delivery that certainly didn’t look like he was putting undue stress on his arm.
In the middle of the clubhouse stands Byrd, bat in hand, explaining the mechanics of a swing, with Josh Satin and Justin Turner listening intently. You want to know why Marlon Byrd is still a Met after 4 p.m. on July 31? That’s why.
Mets starter Shaun Marcum began the 2013 season with what was diagnosed as right shoulder impingement syndrome, and his season ended this week with another type of impingement — that of the Thoracic Outlet.
David Wright did what a leader is supposed to do — get the ship back on course as quickly as possible.
The passing of Dave saddened me deeply. We lost a fine all-time Giant and a wonderful broadcaster. I lost a former co-worker and a man I was honored to call a friend.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson finally had his Peter Finch moment: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Ike Davis will probably be sent down to Triple-A, but there are plenty of culprits to share the blame.
Make it six losses in a row. And more abject futility. It’s enough to drive manager Terry Collins crazy.
So this is how the Johan Santana era ends for the Mets. Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with yet another injury announcement.