The Mets had arguably one of their worst injury years in franchise history but their training staff is reportedly staying put
According to a new report of the New York Post’s Mike Puma, the Mets are retaining their head trainer Ray Ramirez and his team for another year.
Even after devasting injuries to both their pitching staff and hitters, the Mets don’t think Ramirez and his people are to blame. According to Puma, Ramirez is still “well-respected by the team’s top officials.”
The Mets lost their ace, Noah Syndergaard, less than a month into the season. We may never know if his lat tear was avoidable or not but the fact that he skipped that MRI will never sit well with fans.
The team’s best hitter, Yoenis Cespedes, dealt with hamstring issues on both of his legs throughout the year and would ultimately be shut down for the year when he again tweaked one of them late in the year. Yo only played 81 games this season.
Of course, the Mets also had some freak injuries too. Michael Conforto, the sole Amazin’ All-Star this year, dislocated his left shoulder taking a swing. He required surgery and his status for Opening Day 2018 is now in question.
Wilmer Flores was enjoying his best offensive season when he fouled a ball off his face. He broke his nose and it would cause him to also miss the remainder of the year.
It really felt like both the Mets had terrible luck and terrible medical guidance all rolled up into one. The hope is obviously that next year won’t be anything like this, however. This offseason’s conditioning should focus on flexibility and endurance, instead of just sheer strength for the Mets. It doesn’t matter how hard they throw the ball or hit it, if they can’t be out on the field to so in the first place.