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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Wait a second. The Pitcher the Mets are getting in trade has bone spurs??

What? Edwin Diaz has had bone spurs his entire career and nothing has happened yet? ...Let's read part of this article from the NY POST.

Six and a half years later, Edwin Diaz stands as the top find of his amateur draft subclass, the third round of 2012. There isn’t a close second.
Which makes it all the more ironic that, of the 33 players popped in that round, Diaz drew the smallest signing bonus thanks to a medical concern that has yet to impact him. But it surely will show up on his medical records as the Mets review them in the trade discussions that will likely end with Diaz and Robinson Cano moving from Seattle to Queens.
According to Noel Sevilla, the scout who recommended and signed Diaz, the two sides had agreed on the slot figure of $485,000 (the Puerto Rico native Diaz was the 98th player selected overall) before the right-hander’s physical examination revealed a bone spur in his right elbow. The bonus consequently dropped to $300,000. Diaz’s agent, Edwin Rodriguez, confirmed this turn of events.
The bone spur has never bothered Diaz, Rodriguez said, and the 24-year-old has never been placed on the disabled list in the majors.
“It can always present itself as a problem at any point,” Dr. Umer Dasti, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Ridgewood Orthopedic Group in New Jersey, said Saturday in a telephone interview. “The fact that it hasn’t presented itself is a good sign.”
Read more here at the NY Post 

So let me get this straight. The NY METS, who are not known at all for having season where there isn't something that goes awry medically are rolling the dice on a closer with bone spurs? Anyone else think this is playing with fire? I wasn't thrilled with this deal to begin with. I hope I am wrong about this deal and the Mets aren't a laughing stock team next year and everything works out.

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