It’s bad enough that stars like Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes and Familia have been getting hurt, but add in the whole Matt Harvey debacle and you wonder whether being a Mets player is a pre-existing condition.
Last year, New York had an awful time navigating injuries that decimated their roster as well. Their pitching rotation suffered the loss of three starting pitchers, and the field roster was plugging holes all year with players Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and Cespedes going down. When these kinds of injury problems hit two years in a row, it’s more than just bad luck.
The Mets players may want to sacrifice a bat in front of a voodoo doll of Mike Piazza to reverse this curse.
People get hurt. Surprising, I know, but these things happen in baseball. They aren’t even the team suffering through the most injuries.
As of May 9, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been affected the most by injuries in terms of WAR (Wins Above Replacement) according to FiveThirtyEight. Since 2010, the Dodgers have lost 42.4 WAR, while the Mets have lost 31.9. Even so, injuries didn't prevent the team from reaching the Wild Card round of the playoffs last year. The Mets are just having another unlucky season for injuries. There are no such things as curses.
There are a lot of things teams can control in baseball. Injuries aren’t one of them.