We all know it’s coming. He won’t be the first and he won’t be the last person to come down with a case of the METS.
Here are the Vegas odds as to what type he will get:
1:1 – nagging injury or season ending injury late in season, around 50 games missed
2:1 – season ending injury early in season, over 100 games missed
5:1 – inexplicable* decline in performance, no other symptoms
8:1 – smashes into another player or wall. Remains in lineup despite injury and severe loss in production
10:1 – PED suspension
25:1 – Makes an ugly error costing the Mets a game, and costing Cuddyer his confidence for the rest of the season
500:1 – Hay fever
Place your bets!
*When this one happens, people will try to explain it by saying his Colorado numbers were inflated. While this could potentially explain a decline of about 5 dingers, we’ll see what the apologists say when he’s gone from 20 to 0.