The New York Mets can never catch any breaks, huh? With the team already sporting a dilapidated offense, the starting pitching needed to play a pivotal role if the Mets were going to find success this upcoming season. Then, today happened. According to ESPN, Johan Santana is headed back to New York to have a doctor determine whether he re-tore the anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder. If he did, Santana will need to have surgery and the procedure will subsequently end his 2013 season.
With Santana entering the final year of his six-year, $137.5 million contract, the Mets will need to decide this offseason if they want to keep him or not. Given his consistent bout with injuries, it would be wise for New York to let him walk...but this is the Mets we're talking about.