Apr 26

Pelfrey Discussing Surgery

Mike Pelfrey will discuss his rehab options today with Dr. James Andrews and we might know a course of action before the end of today’s game. If Tommy John surgery is needed, Pelfrey will be lost for the season.

Elbow surgery is not the career threatening thing it used to be and Pelfrey should be able to return without any problems. This is a tough break because after his first start, Pelfrey pitched well in his next two and has shown signs of returning to the form he had in 2010 when it appeared he had a breakthrough season.

At the start of spring training, Pelfrey conceded this could be a make-or-break season for him. He did not pitch well during spring training and some reports had the Mets considering dumping him. I never bought into that because the Mets’ pitching is thin and he wasn’t injured at the time.

Pelfrey avoided arbitration in the offseason and signed a one-year contract for $5.68 million. His agent is Scott Boras.


Jul 29

Maine examined ….

MAINE: In happier times.

MAINE: In happier times.

The Mets could get disturbing news from Birmingham, Ala., when John Maine’s right shoulder is examined by sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

The Mets aren’t even thinking about Maine returning this season and his career could be in jeopardy. The pinched nerve in his shoulder isn’t getting any better. Last season there was brief talk about Maine being moved to the bullpen and that option could be revisited.