The so-called audition for Matt Harvey took place Monday night in Buffalo, and didn't tell us very much we didn't already know.
With the unfortunate news that Dillon Gee needs to have surgery on Friday to address damage in his pitching shoulder from his blood clot, the Mets now know they need to address Gee's absence in more than a short-term way.
It's been a rough All-Star break for the New York Mets, and not because R.A. Dickey didn't get the starting assignment for the National League.
There's little question about the pecking order about the New York Mets rotation this season.
There's R.A. Dickey, the astonishing knuckleballer with the major league lead in every major pitching category. And there's Johan Santana, the Opening Day starter and author of a recent no-hitter. This is the 1-2 combination that's supposed to allow a cut-rate Mets roster to do something special this season.