The Mets placed David Cone on the DL yesterday, and though nobody said it, his career could be over.
According to the New York Times:
Cone seemed surprised when asked if he would pitch again.
"I would hope so," he said yesterday. "I'm not willing to give up at this point. I'm also very much a realist. I also understand physically I need to be able to go out there and give more than I've shown so far, be more reliable and show I can hold up every five days and pitch more than five innings."
At the same time, Cone admitted:
"I've had a long, very good career," Cone said. "At this point, it'd be in bad taste to complain about anything. I've had so much good fortune in my career. This was kind of an experiment at first. It turned into a pretty darned good story and now it's questionable. I understand that.
"I knew that coming in that this would be tough, that there was going be a chance I couldn't do this physically. I still haven't conceded anything at this point."