John Smoltz Advises Terry Collins on How to Keep Rotation Healthy for Postseason

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.

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About Freddy Vasquez

I saw my first game back in 1987 against the Montreal Expos. I can recall walking up those concrete ramps to the "Uppers" with my family at Shea. The banter of New Yorkers talking about their lives. The smell of hot dogs as the vendors passed by. The darkness of a 7:10 game right before you enter the short tunnel welcoming one of the most magnificent sights you will ever see as a young boy - the green grass of a major league baseball field.

Posted on March 18, 2016, in MLB Reports and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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