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Mets' Harvey to miss 2014 season

Matt Harvey was hoping to avoid surgery and just rehab the partially-torn ulnar collateral in his right elbow. Well, after much consideration, the Mets ace has decided it would be best to undergo Tommy John surgery instead. The recovery process will keep Harvey out the entire 2014 season and leave the Mets with a gaping hole in their starting pitching rotation.

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  • Of the Mets' three returning rotation pitchers, who will have the best 2014 season?

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  • How many games will the Mets win next season?

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  • When will the Mets next make the playoffs?

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Max Scherzer has been near perfect through his first 20 starts, notching a 19-1 record and on the brink of becoming the first pitcher since Roger Clemons in 2001 to start the season 20-1. But does Scherzer's record mean he's a better pitcher than the MLB ERA leader Clayton Kershaw? Click the images below to set your rankings!

Baseball's best pitchers

Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon

Athletics
14-5, 2.97 ERA

Patrick Corbin

Patrick Corbin

Diamondbacks
13-4, 2.79 ERA

Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish

Rangers
12-5, 2.68 ERA

Jorge De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa

Rockies
14-6, 3.28 ERA

Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez

Marlins
10-5, 2.30 ERA

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

Dodgers
13-3, 2.86 ERA

Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey

Mets
9-5, 2.27 ERA

Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez

Mariners
12-8, 2.97 ERA

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers
13-8, 1.72 ERA

Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda

Yankees
11-10, 2.89 ERA

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

Phillies
11-6, 3.07 ERA

Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano

Pirates
14-6, 2.74 ERA

Mike Minor

Mike Minor

Braves
13-5, 2.99 ERA

David Price

David Price

Rays
8-5, 3.28 ERA

Chris Sale

Chris Sale

White Sox
10-12, 2.99 ERA

Anibal Sanchez

Anibal Sanchez

Tigers
11-7, 2.61 ERA

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

Tigers
19-1, 2.73 ERA

Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

Tigers
12-10, 3.73 ERA

Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright

Cardinals
15-8, 2.96 ERA

Jordan Zimmerman

Jordan Zimmerman

Nationals
15-7, 3.32 ERA

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Mets' Harvey has elbow injury

They weren't winning a lot, but things were looking up a bit for the New York Mets -- in no small part thanks to Matt Harvey, the NL All-Star starter with a 2.27 ERA in 178.1 innings this season. However, Harvey was found to have a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow, meaning Tommy John surgery might be in his future. But the second-year pitcher appears to have other plans, tweeting that he expects to be back on the mound for April 1. Though surgery is far from a career death sentence, it is a blow to a long-suffering franchise.

  • Matt Harvey tweeted that he'll be back by April 1 of next season after partially tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow. Will he?

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      42%
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      58%

    Discuss (Total votes: 45,650)

  • If Matt Harvey needs Tommy John surgery, how worried should Mets fans be about his future?

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      41%
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      59%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,316)

  • Whom do you blame the most for the Mets' seven year absence from the playoffs?

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      11%
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      24%
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      65%

    Discuss (Total votes: 3,181)

  • When will the Mets next make the playoffs?

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      25%
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      30%
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      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,711)

  • Which of these struggling NL East franchises is in the best shape?

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      18%
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      39%
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      43%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,031)

  • Which New York team has a brighter outlook over the next five seasons?

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      50%
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      50%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,395)

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Mets' Harvey has elbow injury

They weren't winning a lot, but things were looking up a bit for the New York Mets -- in no small part thanks to Matt Harvey, the NL All-Star starter with a 2.27 ERA in 178.1 innings this season. However, Harvey was found to have a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow, meaning Tommy John surgery might be in his future. But the second-year pitcher appears to have other plans, tweeting that he expects to be back on the mound for April 1. Though surgery is far from a career death sentence, it is a blow to a long-suffering franchise.

  • Matt Harvey tweeted that he'll be back by April 1 of next season after partially tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow. Will he?

    •  
      42%
    •  
      58%

    Discuss (Total votes: 45,650)

  • If Matt Harvey needs Tommy John surgery, how worried should Mets fans be about his future?

    •  
      41%
    •  
      59%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,316)

  • Whom do you blame the most for the Mets' seven year absence from the playoffs?

    •  
      11%
    •  
      24%
    •  
      65%

    Discuss (Total votes: 3,181)

  • When will the Mets next make the playoffs?

    •  
      4%
    •  
      25%
    •  
      30%
    •  
      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,711)

  • Which of these struggling NL East franchises is in the best shape?

    •  
      18%
    •  
      39%
    •  
      43%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,031)

  • Which New York team has a brighter outlook over the next five seasons?

    •  
      50%
    •  
      50%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,395)

Comment »