In a typical pro-Mets/anti-Yankee column (Mets are exciting; Don't trade Murphy; Matsusaka is great; Granderson is great) which would force any casual observer to conclude the Mets are in first place instead of fourth place, the anti-Yankee bent crosses the line when Lupica plays Dr. with another man's elbow:
"Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees aren’t being patient about this tear in his ulnar ligament.
They seem to be in denial.
Maybe, by some miracle of rehab and treatment and miracle drugs, that tear will heal itself.
More likely, all they’ve done is push back Tommy John surgery until
September, and set up a scenario where the best player they had this
season doesn’t pitch again until 2016."
Doesn't that make your day? A devastating injury to a Yankee player? You can barely disguise your unbridled joy at a Yankee injury.
Everyone knows that surgery is a strong possibility. Rehab is not a PR stunt and the decision to rehab has nothing to do with the 2014 standings. It's Doctor's orders.
Real doctors, not a pretend expert whose opinion is clouded by an obsessive disregard for Brian Cashman.