The Dark Knight is the biggest question mark of all. He’s just eight months removed from surgery to remove a rib and relieve thoracic outlet syndrome. While two dozen other major league pitchers have had that surgery, with varying degrees of success, almost no one on the list is as young as Harvey (27) and depends on the same arsenal of power stuff that Harvey dominated with at his best. So even though Harvey says he “feels great,” his team will be watching him closely this spring. Collins is charged up by seeing a guy who is “determined to be great,” he said. “Last year was a humbling experience for him. And you can tell it really bothered him.”
Amelia died in October but lived on with Ventura in a photograph that served as January’s entry in the 2017 “A Year of Hope” calendar. Before the month was over, Ventura flipped his Jeep on the Juan Adrian Highway in San Jose de Ocoa and died at age 25. And the irrepressible joy expressed in the photo they share has been replaced by an unspeakable sadness.
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Those little, personal touches are foremost in the thoughts of teammates who know it will be a long time before they come to grips with the magnitude of the tragedy.
Limited Womens Nick Foles Jersey Under any circumstances, it would’ve been a bold statement, but it’s even moreso given the conspicuously convalescent condition of the Mets’ rotation. Just how banged up are the Mets’ arms?
If you didn’t know any better, you’d think GM Sandy Alderson stumbled upon a Groupon for an orthopedic surgeon and was just looking for excuses to use it. In July, ace Matt Harvey had season-ending surgery to combat his thoracic outlet syndrome. In August, while rehabbing from his 2015 Tommy John surgery, Zack Wheeler suffered a flexor strain and was shut down. In September, fellow righty Jacob deGrom had season-ending elbow surgery, as did southpaw Steven Matz. Then there’s Noah Syndergaard, who pitched much of the year with a bothersome bone spur but didn’t have surgery.