John Smoltz Advises Terry Collins on How to Keep Rotation Healthy for Postseason
Coming off of a 2015 World Series appearance, expectations for Terry Collins and his New York Mets are high. With the middle infield approved, Céspedes back in the lineup, and the return of Zack Wheeler on the horizon, Collins is at the helm of a team that should make the postseason, and possibly a return trip to the World Series.
With a rotation of Harvey, deGrom, Syndergaard, Matz, and eventually Wheeler, keeping the young starters healthy is a major concern. Out of the five, only Noah Syndergaard has yet to have Tommy John surgery. Unfortunately in today’s game, I find myself wondering how long before a pitcher receives the surgery rather than hoping he never gets it at all.