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Josh Edgin weighing Tommy John surgery

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Mets left-hander Josh Edgin is considering undergoing Tommy John surgery, which would force him to miss the entire season.

Edgin returned to Mets camp Thursday from New York, where orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Altchek diagnosed him with a stretched ligament and a bony mass in his left elbow, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. Edgin will spend the next few days deciding if he wants to attempt a rehab program or undergo surgery, which would sideline him until 2016.

“It’s disappointing, yes,” Edgin said. “Actually, really disappointing. We’re going to have a great year this year, whether it’s with me or without me.”

If Edgin opts for rehab, he will still open the season on the disabled list. But he could contribute as soon as April, with the caveat that the stretched ligament and bony mass will still exist — perhaps portending future injury. Surgery would knock Edgin out for the season, but theoretically fix the problem for good.

“It’s not a black-and-white situation,” Alderson said. “There’s a certain amount of gray area here that requires some judgment on the physician’s part, as well as Josh deciding exactly how he wants to approach it.

“We’re going to let Josh sort through the information. We’ve talked about it and we’ve talked with the doctor. But look, I’m not the patient. I’m not the person who’s got the injury or the career in front of it.”

To that end, Edgin said he is considering “wife, kids, future, teammates, a lot of stuff” as he weighs both options. Understanding that Tommy John surgery “has a great outlook on it,” with most patients recovering all of their velocity within one year, Edgin also wants to pitch.

A former 30th-round Draft pick in 2010, Edgin, 28, grew up on a farm in Three Springs, Pa., receiving a $2,000 bonus as the 902nd player chosen that year. He blazed through the Mets’ system from there, coming to camp last month all but guaranteed a job for the first time. Now, Edgin is facing a decision that will significantly affect his career either way.

“Whatever I choose to do, I’m going to go at it 100 percent,” Edgin said.

Like most clubs, the Mets have had multiple big leaguers undergo Tommy John surgery in recent seasons. Most famously, Matt Harvey underwent the procedure in Oct. 2013 and is due to make his regular-season return in April. Closer Bobby Parnell had Tommy John surgery in April 2014 and is also due back this year, either in late April and early May. Right-hander Jeremy Hefner, who appeared in 50 games for the Mets from 2012-13, underwent his second Tommy John procedure last October and will miss this entire season.

Harvey initially considered rehab before consenting to surgery. Across town, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka is undergoing a rehab program in lieu of Tommy John. But both of those players had partial tears of their ulnar collateral ligaments; Edgin’s ligament is stretched like a loose rubber band, not torn, and Alderson indicated that rehab alone is not capable of tightening it.

If Edgin does miss significant time, the primary candidates to replace him are Rule 5 pick Sean Gilmartin, Dario Alvarez and Scott Rice, all left-handers. Jack Leathersich is also on the team’s radar, but remains an unlikely option given his control issues. Starting pitching prospect Steven Matz is not a bullpen candidate at this time.

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Mets WAR leaders, end of season

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores in 2014, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Juan Lagares, 3.8
2. Lucas Duda, 3.3
3. Jacob deGrom, 3.0
4. Daniel Murphy, 2.6

5. Bartolo Colon, 2.1

41-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
41-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.4

41-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4
44. Chris Young, -0.6
45. Gonzalez Germen, -0.7

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 5.5
2. Duda, 3.7
3. deGrom, 3.1

4. David Wright, 2.8
5. Murphy, 2.0

40-(t). Juan Centeno, -0.3
40-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3
42-(t). Lannan, -0.4
42-(t). Rice, -0.4

44. Bobby Abreu, -0.6
45. Jose Valverde, -0.8

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Mets Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 16

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 16, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 2.6
2. Juan Lagares, 2.1
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.9
4. David Wright, 1.8

5. Lucas Duda, 1.7

37-(t). Three players tied
38-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
38-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
38-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4
41. Gonzalez Germen, -0.6

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 3.1
2. Wright, 2.2
3. Duda, 2.0
4. Jon Niese, 1.8
5. Murphy, 1.7

37-(t). Wilmer Flores, -0.4
37-(t). Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Bobby Abreu, -0.4
40. Travis d’Arnaud, -0.6
41. Jose Valverde, -0.7

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Mets Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 14

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 14, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 2.5
2. Juan Lagares, 1.7
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.4
4. Lucas Duda, 1.2

5. Jon Niese, 1.1

37-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
37-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.4
37-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4
41. Gonzalez Germen, -0.5

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 2.6
2. Murphy, 1.9
3. Granderson, 1.8
4. Niese, 1.7
5. Duda, 1.4

37-(t). Wilmer Flores, -0.4
37-(t). Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Rice, -0.4
40-(t). Travis d’Arnaud, -0.8
40-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.8

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Mets Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 13

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 13, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 2.4
2. Juan Lagares, 1.6
3-(t). Lucas Duda, 1.3
3-(t). Zack Wheeler, 1.3

5-(t). Curtis Granderson, 1.2
5-(t). Jon Niese, 1.2

36-(t). Gonzalez Germen, -0.3
36-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3
36-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3

39-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
39-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
39-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 2.6
2. Murphy, 1.9
3. Niese, 1.8
4-(t). Granderson, 1.4
4-(t). Duda, 1.4
4-(t). David Wright, 1.4

37-(t). Wilmer Flores, -0.4
37-(t). Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Rice, -0.4
40-(t). Travis d’Arnaud, -0.8
40-(t). Valverde, -0.8

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Mets Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 11

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 11, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 2.1
2. Juan Lagares, 1.6
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.2
4-(t). Jon Niese, 1.1

4-(t). Zack Wheeler, 1.1

37-(t). Gonzalez Germen, -0.4
37-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
37-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.4
41. Chris Young, -0.5

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 2.6
2. Niese, 1.9
3-(t). Granderson, 1.6
3-(t). Murphy, 1.6
5. Dillon Gee, 1.2

34. Four players tied
38-(t). Bartolo Colon, -0.4
38-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4
40. Lannan, -0.5
41. Travis d’Arnaud, -0.9

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Wins Above Replacement Leaders through Week 10

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 10, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 1.9
2. Juan Lagares, 1.5
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.1
4-(t). Jon Niese, 1.0

4-(t). Zack Wheeler, 1.0

34-(t). Bartolo Colon, -0.3

34-(t). Scott Rice, -0.3
34-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
34-(t). Chris Young, -0.3
38-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
38-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
38-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.4

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 2.7
2-(t). Granderson, 1.6
2-(t). Niese, 1.6
4-(t). Dillon Gee, 1.2
4-(t). Murphy, 1.2

36-(t). Jenrry Mejia, -0.4
36-(t). Rice, -0.4
38. Lannan, -0.5
39.  Valverde, -0.8
40. Travis d’Arnaud, -1.0

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Three Up, Three Down: When the Lights Go Out in the City Edition

And so the 11-game nightmare comes to an end.

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Friday: Giants 4, Mets 2
Three Up:
Jon Niese, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Carlos Torres, Travis d’Arnaud, Andrew Brown

Saturday: Giants 5, Mets 4
Three Up:
Anthony Recker, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda
Three Down: David Wright, Jenrry Mejia, Ruben Tejada

Sunday: Giants 6, Mets 4
Three Up:
Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, Dana Eveland
Three Down: Zack Wheeler, Ruben Tejada, Scott Rice

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2
Bobby Abreu +1

Andrew Brown +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Lucas Duda +1
Anthony Recker +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Ruben Tejada -2
David Wright -2
Travis d’Arnaud -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Cubs 2, Mets 1: Three Up, Three Down

More RISPy business for the Mets.

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Three Up: Zack Wheeler, Curtis Granderson, Matt den Dekker
Three Down: Josh Edgin, David Wright, Scott Rice

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Matt den Dekker +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Daniel Murphy +1
Zack Wheeler +1
Lucas Duda -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Wilmer Flores -2
Travis d’Arnaud -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Scott Rice -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Wins Above Replacement Leaders through Week 9

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 9, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 1.5
2-(t). Juan Lagares, 1.0
2-(t). David Wright, 1.o
4. Jon Niese, 0.8

5. Zack Wheeler, 0.7

34-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3
34-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3

34-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
37-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
37-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 2.6
2. Niese, 1.4
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.3
4. Dillon Gee, 1.2
5. Wright, 1.0

36-(t). Montero, -0.3
36-(t). Satin, -0.3
36-(t). Wheeler, -0.3
39. Lannan, -0.5
40-(t). Travis d’Arnaud, -0.8
40-(t).  Valverde, -0.8

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