The Mets announced Tuesday that Matt Harvey underwent successful surgery to replace the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, He’s still supposed to miss all of the 2014 season.
I wish Harvey a full recovery, and I hope to see him pitch for the Mets again in 2015. But I think it’s time for us to forget about him until 2015, and to treat him more or less like a rookie when he does return – it’s certainly not going to be fair to dump all of this “Harvey Day” hype on a guy who will have had almost a year and a half off when he does finally return.
Tim Lincecum must enjoy San Francisco. Sure, he’s going to make a lot of money over the next two years, but given the market this off-season, there’s a great chance he could have made a ridiculous amount of money if he tested the free agent market. (And given the state of the market, I think it’s safe to assume that Sandy Alderson will be sifting through free agents of the Shaun Marcum level if he tries to acquire a veteran starting pitcher to bolster his rotation.)
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