Noah Syndergaard with biceps discomfort cause for worry?

Injuries happen to all players whether a pitcher, catcher or any other position player.

Look at Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton who tore his ACL trying to beat out an infield single and is out for the rest of the season.

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 1.33.38 PM.pngBut it’s always a little (ok a lot) more worrisome when pitchers experience pain or is sidelined because of injury on their throwing arm. For collectors, there’s built-in risk when investing in pitchers as we discussed earlier in the case of Alex Reyes.

Now another elite pitcher in New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard had one start pushed back due to biceps discomfort, which could be nothing…or it could be the start of something that comes back to bother him throughout his career.

For pitchers, their highest value tends to be either as an elite prospect before he starts his pro career with expectations never higher than at that point, or after a pitcher is done his hall-of-fame worthy career.

For Syndergaard, Mets fan and his rookie card collectors are hoping he could resume his stellar start to 2017 this weekend.

But buyer beware: Holding on to a pitcher as a long-term investment will inevitably come with more ups and downs than a regular position player.

CK

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2 thoughts on “Noah Syndergaard with biceps discomfort cause for worry?

  1. So there’s a radio personality on WFAN who has been on in some capacity basically as long as I’ve been listening to the station, late 80s we’ll call it, named Richard Neer. In addition to being a former well know rock DJ in the 70s and murder mystery writer he has the distinction of being one of the areas non-screaming head types and often has some enormously thoughtful things to say. In talking this morning with Reed Coleman, fellow author and Mets fan who will be writing the novel prequel to the famed DeNiro/Pacino film Heat over the next year, Richard joked “as much as these guys want to be tough for the sake of being there for the team, I don’t understand Syndegaard refusing the MRI and the Mets letting him go out to the mound today. What if he pulls up lame in the second inning and is out for 2 months?” GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN THE METS GAME?!?!?!?! I’d call this franchise snakebit but they do a lot of it to themselves, where is the medical staff on this one?

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