- Jim Bowden, ESPN Insider
The New York Mets received some extremely unfortunate news Monday afternoon when it was revealed that Matt Harvey has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He'll be shut down for the season and Tommy John surgery -- which would cost him most or all of the 2014 season -- is a real possibility.
There is no sugarcoating this: It's nothing short of a disaster for the Mets, who have built up a nice young stable of pitching led by Harvey himself. But once the dust settles and general manager Sandy Alderson and the Mets have some time to think about where they go from here, they'll realize that not all hope is lost and their championship timetable hasn't changed.