Naturally we all want baseball, and normalcy of all kinds, to return as soon as possible as long as it doesn’t further compromise our parents’ and grandparents’ collective health.
If you’re a Mets fan with an agenda, though? Suddenly, a severely reduced schedule doesn’t sound so awful. This club’s pitching depth, already suspect out of the chute, is now officially on alert.
The Mets dropped a bombshell Tuesday with the announcement that Noah Syndergaard, having torn the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday, what was supposed to be Opening Day, with team medical director David Altchek performing the procedure. That this occurred during the coronavirus shutdown simultaneously makes it a current non-issue — honestly, would it shock you if there was no 2020 baseball season at all? — while creating further questions.
Most prominent, has Syndergaard thrown his final pitch in a Mets uniform? The right-hander is scheduled to be a free agent after next season. We likely can’t know whether that will actually occur, Thor’s rehabilitation calendar notwithstanding, until we flatten the curve and acquire a…