The injury to Jenrry Mejia would seem to add another layer of uncertainty to the Mets pitching plans for 2011.

Recall that Johan Santana's pectoral strain turned into shoulder surgery that will delay his start to next season. Sometimes, a second MRI shows bad news.

As for Mejia, even before his latest injury he was far from a lock in next year's rotation. It is obvious that the Mets will look for a free agent pitcher or two. Not a Cliff Lee mind you, but certainly someone like Javier Vazquez, who will not cost a fortune after his sub-par season (10-9, 5.09) with the Yankees.  

Vazquez might thrive under the low expectations of a rebuilding season after going through the ins and outs of the rotation wringer with the Yankees.   

Vazquez had a good 2009 season with the Braves, posting a 15-10  record and 2.87 ERA. He has thrown well in Citi Field, which largely remains a pitcher's ball park.