It feels like some teams are just destined not to have anything nice. Case in point: The Browns won two straight games with third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer when he went down Thursday with a torn ACL, knocking him out for the season. That's one too many strings to have to go through within a little over a quarter of the season.
Another case in point: The Mets. Matt Harvey was undoubtedly one of the highlights for New York in his first full season in which he even got named as an All Star. The smiles soon turned to frowns when Harvey partially tore a ligament in his elbow. Now those frowns may cause some tears-stained pillows. Harvey will miss the 2014 season with Tommy John surgery.
Harvey was planning to undergo rehab and go through a weeks' long throwing program in hopes of pitching next season. Mets doctor David Altchek suggested he have surgery but was willing to let Harvey go the rehab route to see what happens. Harvey decided otherwise before he began the program.
It's unfortunate for the Mets, but in the long run, manager Terry Collins felt it was the right decision. "This guy has got some kind of demeanor about himself to where he said, 'Listen, I'm going to get through this,'" Collins said, according to ESPN. "I have not talked to him, but we all think, obviously, it's going to be the best thing for everybody and this guy is going to come back in 2015. He's going to be, what, 16 months out of surgery? And that's going to be great, because we know he's going to be 100 percent when he walks back out on that mound."
Harvey does have a promising career based on what he showed this past season. Until he comes back though, the Mets will just have to keep on trucking.