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Join Date: Mar 2005
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re: MLB: COMMENCE HOLDING PATTERN
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.
Yeah it probably is for the best for the Mets in the long run. Johan is probably not only done for the year, but for his career.