Infielder Jed Lowrie and pitcher Walker Lockett will open the season on the injured list, the Mets informed reporters including MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo (Twitter links). The former will be placed on the 10-day list, while the latter will go on the 15-day list under the newly tweaked rules.
Lowrie’s left leg remains shrouded in both mystery and braces. The 36-year-old veteran has not yet contributed to the Mets since signing a two-year deal in the 2018-19 offseason. He has finally made some progress but obviously still isn’t in game shape.
As for Lockett, he’s said to be dealing with a lower back ailment. It’s not yet clear just how long he might be sidelined. Lockett has yet to fully establish himself in the majors but had seemed to be lined up for an active roster spot to open the year. He’s out of options, so will need to be moved onto the active roster or exposed to waivers once he’s healthy.
How did all these leg issues get past signing physicals? Life altering, for sure.
It happened in Spring 2019.
I just saw video of him practicing last week at Citi and he was wincing as he moved in his brace. It looks like the type I’ve seen friends wear before surgery a torn ligament. All the mystery has certainly fed suspicion. If there is a reasonable explanation of the injury–that it occurred after signing, that it can’t be surgically repaired, that it’s chronic and career-threatening but not necessarily career-ending, etc–would quiet all the discussion and let the fans and media move on.
Lowrie is done. Just cut him already and let him rehab at home counting the $20M he got paid for 2 yrs.
Understand your frustration, but it’s not how this prorated season is working. He won’t get close to $20mm.
are you sure his contract isn’t a GUARANTEED countract? I thought it was.
he is saying he wont hit the total 20M because this year Lowrie gets a prorated contract regardless if he is playing or not unless he was released before covid.
The next NYM ownership will evaluate BVW based on the disastrous cano/Diaz/Kelenik deal and the financially wasteful Lowrie signing. Bye, bye Brodie.
To be fair, how was anyone supposed to anticipate Lowrie’s injury troubles? That’s a pretty unfair knock with the power of hindsight
What about the JD Davis deal? How about bringing in Stroman to give the team another year of a better rotation especially considering the Thor injury now. Perhaps the under market deal for the 2 time reigning Cy young deal? How about the non-signing / overpay of Wheeler even with tons of pressure from the fans.
Will any of those be accounted for or just the 2 deals you mentioned?
What if Diaz bounces back and becomes the closer he was? Remember he was a top 5 closer before the trade hence the reason for the trade.
Would they also consider the push to have Alonso start the season on the team instead of a month later which led to a new face of the franchise along with him winning multiple awards won this year? You know the guy that is selling tons of merch and making the team more money through merch and would have potentially sold more tickets?
Not to mention, the Mets quietly still won 86 games last season. That’s certainly an improvement over the previous regime. I’m a Phillies fan and even I think the ineptitude of the Mets organization is overblown
The Stroman deal was terrible in my opinion. Another bad move by BVW
Would you care to give a reason why? The prospects he gave up weren’t exactly irreplaceable and the team needed another starting pitcher. Stroman is never going to lead the league in ERA, but his floor is relatively high and he provides a team with stable innings. I don’t see how you can already hate that trade when we haven’t really seen the overall outcome
At best we get a season and a half of Stroman, giving up 2 almost ready young guys with potential and a combined over ten years of control. Pitching depth is a problem for this team, not TOR talent. Thanks for asking.
I apologize if that sounded passive aggressive. I was just curious. I still stand by my opinion, but sometimes it’s fun to explore differing viewpoints.
Heh, no problem, I didn’t take it as such. The “thanks for asking” was sincere, as I also love exploring and voicing viewpoints. I see how it could have been interpreted as being snarky, though. I actually appreciate the inquiry into my thought process.
The Human Rain Delay
Tough can of worms with Lowrie but who knows……
He could earn back the 20 mill with 1 heroic playoff series this fall for fans
Lowrie has legally robbed the Mets and I love it
You going to love it when you miss out on the playoffs this year?
Lowrie is the hitter version of Cole Hamels.
Lol what an idiotic statement about Hamels.
When lowrie is healthy he isn’t a scrub like Hamels
Wild thing he has basically never had any injuries… until signing with the Mets that is.
The signing looked like a good signing at the time. It’s only the injuries that have made it a bad signing. As TedYazJimEd wrote above Lowrie had been healthy up to the signing. It’s unrealistic to expect that any GM would/should have foreseen the injuries.
“[Lowrie] has not yet contributed to the Mets since signing a two-year deal in the 2018-19 offseason.” What are you talkin’ ’bout? He had a walk last year. One walk.
OK, that’s a bit of a low blow, but this is a mighty weird situation. Does *anyone* know the nature of this injury(ies)? Has Lowrie said anything about it?
The Human Toilet
Another sign opening day is closing in, Lowrie now on the IL
Opening day is really going to happen!! .
First Brett Anderson and now Jed Lowrie?! This is turning out to be a normal year after all!
I hope they’re both back soon. I enjoy watching the two of them play.
I have a feeling Lowrie never plays again.:(
Make him a ballboy or a groundskeeper. He’s no player.
Same old tune…let’s sing along to this ditty from 2019.
Come and listen to a story ’bout a man named Jed
Aging infielder barely kept his family fed
Then one day he was shooting for some food,
And up through the ground comes a bumbling dude
(Brodie that is, Van Wagenen, Mets rookie GM)
Well the first thing you know ol’
Jed’s complainin’ ‘bout his knee
Kin folk said don’t worry Jed, the money’s guaranteed
Said $20 million can buy a lot of weed
So he loaded up his truck
And bought a place in Queens
(New York that is, Wilpon family, bad baseball owners)
Well now it’s time to say goodbye to
Suffering Mets fans
The Wilpons would like to thank you folks
For kindly droppin’ coin
You’re all invited back again if you can stand the smell
To have a heaping helping of another season in Hell
Sucker Mets fans, that’s what they call ’em now,
Nice folks. Y’all bring your money to Citi Field next year, ya hear?
This was a bad signing from the beginning. They really had no place for him to when he signed unless he was going to be utility role.
The mets had
Todd Frazier to cover 3rd along with mcneil and davis,
short of injury rosario was entrenched at short,
cano mcneil at 2nd
dom, alonso and frazier for 1st..
10 mil for a super utility was a bit much.
Yea, they really didn’t need him. They signed him cuz they didn’t believe in McNeil, the fools. But if healthy, Jedd’d’ve been worth 10 million daily as an everyday second baseman for someone else…. and the whole super-utility myth and it’s nonsense is another matter entirely.
the mets sure wasted their money on lowerie if they had any brains they would release him and get him off the roster