The Mets were on an extended run of good news. From the time they finally moved on from Carlos Beltran through Sunday, the only bad news they received was the loss of Noah Syndergaard. Now, not to diminish the loss of Syndergaard – who potentially is a 1A SP. But the reality is that in 2019, Syndergaard was a durable league-average starter. With six guys in the original Spring Training who were primarily starters in 2019, along with Seth Lugo, who wants to be a starter – the Mets were in a somewhat decent position to replace a league-average starter. And the shortened season negated one of Syndergaard’s strengths last year. No pitcher will make 32 starts in 2020.
But yesterday the Mets were hit with the potential loss of Jacob deGrom, which is a whole different story. He left his simulated game with back tightness. Could be one of those things that clears up after a couple of days. Or it could be one of those things that lingers for months. Hopefully we’ll know more today or tomorrow.
Oh, and Robinson Cano returned. The reader can decide if that was the continuation of good news or the start of the bad news.