Jerry Manuel said the Mets might shut down John Maine for the rest of the season if he doesn't look strong during a throwing session next week.
Maine has a bone spur in his shoulder, but said after Saturday's start that he planned on pitching through the pain. Management should make the call by Wednesday.
This is good. Like all Met fans, we love Maine but it's clear this year he has regressed in part because of his inability to finish hitters and injuries. Last year it was a hip, this year shoulder. I say, get the surgery. shut him down and be ready for next year.
Good and bad news for the Mets. I think Maine could've helped you guys in the pen, seems to have a tough mentality, the type that can make it work in the bullpen. At least now the Mets know to look elsewhere.