Now, I am reporting that he will have that MRI done on his shoulder.
He did see a doctor yesterday, and the Mets are stressing that this is a "precautionary" MRI.
The Mets have seemed to learn a valuable lesson from their handling on Ryan Church. "If it hurts a little bit, go see a doctor." It looks like they're going to handle each and every ache and pain a player suffers with the utmost care.
I'm still unsure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
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If Wagner was to ever go down, the Mets would take a huge blow to the make up of their bullpen. It seems the Mets have that in mind, and rumors are linking the Mets, among other teams, to Oakland closer Huston Street.
I put no credibility into trade rumors unless they are reported by more than a few sources. Otherwise it just seems like something written to appease the fans. I think, as a journalist, that one shouldn't have to do that. You should have enough in your arsenal to write about fact, not rumors.
If you hear rumors, mark them as what they are. Don't say, "The Mets have joined the list of teams expressing interest in Oakland closer Huston Street." But rather, "There are rumors that the Mets might have interest in Huston Street from Oakland." Unless someone comes out and says "Yup! We're pursuing Street," I don't much care.
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It's one way or the other...make up your minds.