I will be hosting along with Joe McDonald another episode of NY Mets Report Radio today at 5:30 p.m. on Blog Talk Radio. Tonight we’ll talk about the bullpen options and if this is looking more and more like last year,
So go over to our Blog Talk Radio page to hear the show and if you want to call in at 347-996-5188, we will take your Met calls.
John Maine threw in the bullpen today Washington without difficulty, but there’s no word on when he’ll return. Or even if he’ll return. It’s clear, that for the time he missed, it is doubtful he’ll be able to return as a starter who could go long into a game during the playoffs.
I know he wants to pitch, but I’d be inclined to shut him down and forget the bullpen. He’s too important to risk further injury and it’s doubtful he can reasonably be expected to give the Mets anything substantial out of the bullpen.
And, with surgery a possibility, why take the chance?