Prior to last week, the current Mets brass had already fostered a questionable reputation with handling personnel, especially from a health perspective. Their prized young core of starters has been bombarded by significant injuries over the past two years. David Wright, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, Neil Walker, Juan Lagares have all missed significant time with relatively ambiguous ailments.
Honestly, a lot of this can be attributed to bad luck. But when you look at what transpired over the past week, it’s impossible to deny that some level of incompetence exists among Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson and Co. Alderson even admitted it was his choice to start injured ace Noah Syndergaard in Sunday’s game against the Nationals despite his refusal to have an MRI on his injured shoulder just a couple days earlier.
Which makes the news about Clark a few degrees more chilling.
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Turner was just 46. Gleason turned 40 on Sunday. Brigance is 47. Clips of their NFL exploits (including Gleason’s legendary punt block in the first post-Katrina Saints game in the Superdome) are available 24-7.
Nor do you have to be that old to have seen Clark, now 60, make The Catch for the 49ers 35 years ago. Or to have seen Mackey score a touchdown in Super Bowl V in 1972.
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