Originally Posted by MrMister
It's not like the Mets were going to be good anyway, but Johan Santana is probably done for the year before it even started. MRI showed a re-tear in part of the shoulder I didn't even know existed.
That is too bad.
The one bright side to that is, indeed, the Mets are a year or two away from contending. If he misses most of the season or the whole season, Mets can and should simply opt to not bring him back next year as his contract currently allows.
If the Mets are going to have their ship turned around, it will be with the future in the Harveys and Wheelers of the world. This might simply accelerate that process, to be perfectly blunt. Still sucks, of course.