Mets Wagner To Have Season Ending Surgery

GM Omar Minaya told the media today that closer Billy Wagner is scheduled to have season ending Tommy John surgery this week. He’s got a torn medial collateral ligament in his left elbow and a torn flexor pronator in his left forearm. What a mess…

Wagner may be ready to pitch again next September, the last season in his contract with the Mets. He’s repeatedly said that the end of this contract will be when he retires. So we very well may have seen the last of Billy Wagner on the baseball field.

This is a huge hit to the 2008 Mets and their playoff aspirations. If the Mets can get through one round of the playoffs without a closer it’ll be a miracle. I mention that because I think the Mets will make the playoffs. But matching up against the top teams in October without a closer is an ominous prospect. Chime in below in the comments.

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About Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

4 thoughts on “Mets Wagner To Have Season Ending Surgery

  1. Dave Doyle Post author

    K-Rod’s going to get a huge payday from someone. It might as well be the Mets. I’m sure insurance is covering a portion of Wagner’s contract for next season. So it won’t be a complete waste of money.

  2. Robin Schwartz

    I agree about the insurance covering Wagner’s salary, or at least most of it.With the prices they will be charging fans to see them at Citi field they have no excuses NOT go full blast after K-Rod. besides we invented this K phenomenon with Dr, K 😛

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