By Ed Coleman
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All right, so the bad news is somewhat good news. Yes, Matt Harvey is definitely done for next season after deciding to undergo Tommy John surgery instead of trying to rehab his elbow, but now teammates, fans, etc. will not have to be on edge waiting for which pitch was going to be the one that snapped the ligament that would compromise the 2015 season as well.
You have to feel for Harvey, who will now spend the rest of this year and most of 2014 waiting to re-emerge upon the scene and return to being the dominant pitcher he was for most of this past season. But you also have to feel for manager Terry Collins, Yes, Collins has a two-year deal with an option, but it comes with a one-year mandate – win or you’ll never see year 2. And he now has to accomplish that without his best starter and one of the best pitchers in all of baseball.
First things first – all involved, including G.M. Sandy Alderson, believe that Harvey will come back as good or better than before.