Matt Harvey: Five fits for the struggling right-hander

May 05, 2018, 18:13

Alderson looked exhausted from the strain of a rough week.

After Harvey is designated, the Mets have seven days to trade him or release him.

He will be designated for assignment Saturday morning, taking him off the major league roster after a almost six seasons in a Mets uniform. "I like Matt, in spite of all the stuff that's gone on".

This should have been a sad occasion for the Mets, but keeping Harvey around any longer would have been prolonging the inevitable.

Just a few weeks after being moved to the bullpen by the New York Mets, Matt Harvey is close to joining another team.

Harvey was named the starting pitcher for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field, getting the nod over Clayton Kershaw.

But the reality is, there haven't been many magical moments for a while now.

Harvey returned in 2015, posting a 13-8 record with a 2.71 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 189 innings as the Mets won the National League pennant. He slumped to 4-10 the following season before having season-ending surgery to fix thoracic outlet syndrome and went just 5-7 with a 6.70 ERA last season. Harvey taxed his relationships with his teammates and management to the breaking point with acts of immaturity and an obliviousness to public perception. He underwent Tommy John surgery in October and missed the entire 2014 season. It was always something.

Now the 29-year-old Harvey will have the chance to return to a rotation but for a new time. Harvey was a shell of the pitcher and person we knew before his most recent operation. If Harvey is released, a team signing him would owe just a prorated share of the $545,000 minimum.

The Matt Harvey saga has taken another interesting turn in NY.

Harvey will go out a villain to some Mets fans, despite presenting himself as a hero as recently as 2015.

"We feel like we failed Matt Harvey", Callaway said in his own press conference.

Of course, another report of late-night partying didn't help Harvey's cause.

Harvey also has dealt with a number of off-the-field issues. Callaway disputed the notion that Harvey never bought into giving it a try in the bullpen. But Harvey declined quickly enough for Alderson to make the DFA announcement by 4 p.m. "I think our job is to help every player, and it's not a good feeling when you can't".

After being an All-Star in 2013, the future looked bright for Harvey. After a poor performance out of the bullpen against the San Diego Padres last week, Harvey admitted that he had a hard time mentally preparing to come in out of the pen.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Puna warned series of quakes could indicate eruption is possible

    Puna warned series of quakes could indicate eruption is possible

    Residents from Luana Street to the end of Leilani Estates are being asked to evacuate, Hawaii County Civil Defense confirms. But this time, the magma moved elsewhere - about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of the east rift zone.
    Tiger Woods makes big revelation ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship

    Tiger Woods makes big revelation ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship

    Peterson carded a six-under 65 at Quail Hollow, thanks largely to back-to-back eagles at the seventh and eighth holes Thursday. Instead of holes that presented nine legitimate birdie opportunities in each round, it is now more like five.
    In SSLC Results 2018 Kerala

    In SSLC Results 2018 Kerala

    The Kerala Education department has also made facilities for releasing the results in apps like PRD Live of PRD Kerala. Kerala Class 12 Board Results, as per the recent reports, are scheduled to be announced next week.
  • Karnataka election: PM Modi addresses rally in Tumkur

    Karnataka election: PM Modi addresses rally in Tumkur

    The farmers, he said, were suffering because of the policies of successive Congress governments at the Centre and in the state. As part of his campaign blitzkrieg, the Prime Minister will address election rallies in Tumkur, Gadag, Shimoga and Mangaluru.
    UN Security Council team seeks Rohingya's safe return

    UN Security Council team seeks Rohingya's safe return

    An estimated 6,00,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled Myanmar's Rakhine State since August a year ago after large-scale violence there. Unless the government of Myanmar gives the Rohingya their denied citizenship rights, there will be little progress.
    Wells Fargo Championship, second round

    Wells Fargo Championship, second round

    McIlroy shot a final-round 62 to win his first Wells Fargo Championship in 2010. "I'm a proud victor of (the U.S. However, he shot a 2-over-par 74 on Sunday and finished tied for fifth, six shots behind first-time victor Reed.
  • Upstate events held for National Day of Prayer

    Upstate events held for National Day of Prayer

    Lewis-Williams said, "Our theme which this country was founded on actually, which is prayer, we have minted on our money, '"In God We Trust,"' and in God we do trust".
    Iran to withdraw from nuclear deal if United States  pulls out

    Iran to withdraw from nuclear deal if United States pulls out

    He has urged Congress and the Europeans to " fix " the agreement, or he will kill it by May 12, when he has to re-certify Iran's compliance.
    South Korea Wants US Troops to Stay

    South Korea Wants US Troops to Stay

    He will hold a separate meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , during his trip, the presidential spokesman said . Two of the site's tunnels are still usable, he said , promising to invite journalists there to take a look.
  • UK Defense Ministry Acknowledges Civilian Casualties in Syria Airstrike in March

    UK Defense Ministry Acknowledges Civilian Casualties in Syria Airstrike in March

    It has also has prompted a warning from Labour of the dangers of striking targets "with high levels of civilian activity nearby". That increased the overall death toll of non-fighters killed in coalition strikes since 2014 in both countries to at least 883.
    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here Are The Best Tequilas Under $30

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here Are The Best Tequilas Under $30

    Apart from Starkville's bars, the town's Tex-Mex restaurants will also host Cinco de Mayo celebrations. In the US the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.
    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: I wouldn't swap Champions League final place

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: I wouldn't swap Champions League final place

    Lambert said: "I'm not a selfish footballer, I never was, and if the lad gets the winner's medal, brilliant, great for him". The Egyptian striker will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as the recently crowned double player-of-the-season.
popular