Two years ago, Matt Harvey was enjoying his seemingly too dominant-to-be-true rookie season, when a jealous Yankee fan friend uttered his now infamous, snarky remark.
“Should we just go ahead and schedule the Tommy John Surgery now?”
Shortly thereafter, well, you know the rest.
The Mets have far more Tommy John on their pitching staff than any team did when the elbow surgery namesake was pitching for them.
With Zach Wheeler now joining Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Jeremy Hefner, the Mets could eventually field baseball’s first All Tommy John starting rotation. Add Josh Edgin to Jenrry Mejia and Bobby Parnell, and three Met late inning relievers could one day have All John Squad status.
Years ago, Sexually Transmitted Disease became so prevalent that it’s become known as STD. Shouldn’t Tommy John Surgery be shortened to simply, TJS?