Coming off a surprising World Series trip last season, this was supposed to be a year of optimism and excitement for the Mets. Cespedes was back and the Mets dynamic pitching was another year stronger. Instead it’s been a year of heartbreak and injuries. David Wright is done for the season and maybe his career with spinal stenosis and now a herniated disk in his neck. Matt Harvey is also done for the season with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Not to mention Syndergaard and Matz continue to battle bone spurs in their pitching arms.
With all of these injures it’s amazing that the Mets only trail the Nationals by 4 games in the NL East. Terry Collins has done a fantastic job managing all of the injuries and keeping the team afloat during this difficult time. The season is far from over for the Mets. The Mets are a resilient group and will not go down without a fight. With the All-Star break coming up it gives players like Cespedes and Syndergaard a chance to rest and heal up.
Zach Wheeler is almost set to return from Tommy John surgery. No one knows what to expect when he returns, but he will certainly booster the Mets pitching staff. Lucas Duda is gearing up for his return from stress fracture in his back as well. With these players coming back, the Mets being active at the trade deadline, and Cespedes and Flores big bat, all is not lost.