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Live from Duffy's: Matt Harvey 00:06:28
Matt Harvey talks with Steve Gelbs about maintaining his intimidating presence on the mound and his recovery from surgery.

Mets RHP Matt Harvey looks forward to regaining the form he displayed during his dominant 2013 season while also helping lead the club to a World Series title, he told SNY during Mets Hot Stove on Thursday night. 

Speaking about his struggles last year, which ended in July following surgery to remove a rib after he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, Harvey said "it was a tough experience and I'm glad it's over, but I'm ready to go." Asked whether he plans on altering the style of pitching he had prior to his injuries, Harvey said "the goal is to regain 2013 form and go out there and do what I did then."

The 27-year-old also talked about bringing a championship to New York, saying he can "kind of envision the parade that we're gonna have" when he looks around the Mets' locker room.

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Feb. 21, 2017: Mets RHP Matt Harvey gets set to throw during a bullpen session (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
Feb. 21, 2017: Mets RHP Matt Harvey gets set to throw during a bullpen session (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

I know, and you know, the Mets have some serious pitching talent. I actually take it for granted, I think. But, when seeing them all lined up together, throwing side by side, it takes the realization to a different level...

This morning, I watched Zack Wheeler work at length for the first time this spring. He threw free and easy and - most important - he showed no signs of discomfort or awkwardness. There was no shaking out his arm or looking at his elbow, which is what I recall earlier in camp. In today's instance, it was all business. He simply tossed a bullpen session, did it well, and that was that...

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 Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media on Wednesday in Port St. Lucie. Here's what we learned...

  • Wednesday was the best Collins has seen RHP Zack Wheeler throw since his Tommy John surgery. Wheeler could get in to a Grapefruit League game on March 8.
  • Collins thinks RHP Noah Syndergaard is doing the right thing by not pitching in the upcoming World Baseball Classic...
Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rene Rivera, Steven Matz, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Terry Collins spent a good chunk of time at the end of today's practice signing autographs for Mets fans...

It was quite a frenzy, especially considering Harvey and Syndergaard were signing at the same time. And, I have to say, though people were going pretty crazy to get to Syndergaard, I actually think Harvey created a bigger buzz...

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. (Steve Mitchell)

Bartolo Colon, who signed a one year deal worth $12.5 million with the Braves this offseason, initially thought he was going to return to the Mets for 2017.

"I had the idea that I was probably going to stay with the Mets at the end of the season," Colon told the NY Post through an interpreter. "My family is up there, but it's a business, and I had to do what was right for me and my family. This was a business decision.''

"The Mets did a lot for me,'' Colon added. "It's just one of those things.''

Colon, who turns 44 years old in May, had a 3.43 ERA (3.99 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP in 191 2/3 innings (33 starts, one relief apperance) last season for the Mets...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Mets RHPs Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard threw side-by-side bullpen sessions on Thursday in Port St. Lucie.

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Mets Spring Training kicks off 00:03:05
Mets manager Terry Collins and starting pitcher Matt Harvey address the media from Port St. Lucie as Mets Spring Training gets underway.

Mets pitchers and catchers will take the field today for their first official workout of Spring Training.

Terry Collins and David Wright are expected to address the media later in the day.

The majority of the team's position players are already in camp. However, they are not required to be there until Feb. 17, as the roster's first official full-squad workout isn't until Feb. 19...

 

Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Terry Collins on Spring Training 00:08:01
Terry Collins speaks on the feeling of Spring Training and having 52 guys returning from last season.

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Monday. Here's what we learned...

  • Regarding RHP Zack Wheeler, Collins said the team will get him ready to start games and decide at the end of Spring Training where he fits best, with the bullpen being an option.
  • Wheeler and RHPs Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo will compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
  • There is no plan to get OF Michael Conforto time at first base right now.
  • Collins sees the "fire" that he's seen in the past from RHP Matt Harvey. "You know this guy," Collins said. "This guy likes to be the number one."
Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Expectations for Matt Harvey 00:05:16
Gary Apple and Nelson Figueroa speculate on what to expect from Matt Harvey in the 2017 season.

Matt Harvey feels great, especially having been able to run a routine off-season throwing program this past winter, he explained to reporters Monday at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.

"I was able to pick it up in December, kind of like a normal offseason, which was different from the Tommy John when I had an entire offseason off," he explained. "

Harvey tossed a bullpen session earlier in the day in front of teammates and media...

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New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey reacts after getting Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas to strike out during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip/AP)
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey reacts after getting Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas to strike out during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip/AP)

Mets RHP Matt Harvey, whose 2016 season ended due to surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome last July, said he worried about his future in the days after the surgery.

"They had a nerve block for three days after I had surgery and I couldn't feel my hand," Harvey said Monday in Port St. Lucie. "That was a big scare for me when I was in the hospital. ... Once I had full movement, it was kind of smooth sailing from there."

Harvey said he feels great now, adding that the recovery from this surgery is easier than his recovery from Tommy John surgery he had in October of 2013, since he was able to have a normal offseason.

"I feel great," he said. "Kind of like a nornal offseason. That kind of made a difference, rather than the Tommy John, where I had the whole offseason off and then obviously started throwing as soon as I got down to Spring Training."

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Mets pitchers and catchers officially reported to Tradition Field yesterday. The group will do light training and conduct physicals Monday before returning for their first official workout on Tuesday.

Also on Monday, Terry Collins will hold his first Spring Training Press Conference at 11:30 am ET, which will air live on SNY.

The majority of the team's position players are already in camp. However, they are not required to do so until Feb. 17, since the roster's first official full-squad workout isn't until Feb. 19...

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New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)

A year after health issues cut his season short, Matt Harvey looks good to return to form in 2017, general manager Sandy Alderson told the New York Post. 

Harvey, who had his 2016 season cut short after complications with Thoracic outlet syndrome that resulted in surgery, said earlier in the offseason that he has not experienced any pain in his arm while throwing after he did much of last year. While Alderson said he has not seen Harvey throw in person, he is optimistic about the pitcher's progress. 

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Alderson talks Mets offseason 00:05:50
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joins the BNNY panel to discuss the moves he made in the offseason.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest on Tuesday night's edition of Baseball Night in New York on SNY.

Alderson addressed several topics from what he called an "unusual" offseason.

When asked how he felt the team might improve this season given he will be bringing back essentially the same roster, Alderson pointed to health playing a key role. He specifically cited the health of the starting rotation, with Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom each coming off surgeries and Steven Matz missing time last season.

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Expectations for Harvey in 2017 00:02:49
The Daily News Live panel debates what Mets fans should expect from Matt Harvey and if he will to being the team's ace this season.

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey said he feels healthy and has experienced no pain in his arm when throwing this offseason, he told reporters at a team charity event earlier this month.

"The way things are feeling now, it feels great," Harvey said, according to ESPN.com. "Obviously being healthy through spring training and getting to the season and continuing to be healthy through the season is a big plus for me. It's something I look forward to doing."

Harvey, who underwent surgery in July for Thoracic outlet syndrome, recently threw off the slope of a mound at the Storm Sports Academy in West Hempstead...

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

In order for the Mets to win 90 games in 2017, they obviously can't get hit with the injury bug like they did last season -- especially not in the starting rotation.

So, health aside, what has to happen for them to win 90?

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have the third-best starting rotation in baseball, an anonymous group of talent evaluators told ESPN.com's Buster Olney.

The Red Sox and Cubs rank higher than the Mets mostly because of the New York staff's inability to remain healthy and be on the field at the same time.

"They need to actually get out there and do it," one executive told Olney of the Mets. "It's one thing to have a great arm, but you have to show that you can give 180-200 innings."

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 (Kathy Willen/AP)
(Kathy Willen/AP)

The Mets will avoid arbitration with RHP Matt Harvey, agreeing to a deal worth $5.125 million that contains $100,000 in performance bonuses, reports James Wagner of the NY Times.

Harvey made $4.325 million last season.

He had a 4.86 ERA (3.47 FIP) and 1.46 WHIP with 76 strikeouts in 92 2/3 innings (17 starts) in 2016 before Thoracic outlet syndrome that resulted in surgery ended his season after his start on July 4.

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Mets pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. (Jeff Curry/USATSI)
Mets pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. (Jeff Curry/USATSI)

The Mets have not yet talked with their young starting pitchers about about multiyear-contract-extensions beyond their current deals, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters during a lunch Thursday at Citi Field.

"I don't see it as a pressing issue," Alderson said, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin.

In late-December, Alderson made a similar statement, saying he had no plans to talk contract extensions prior to spring training.

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Mets 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Matt Harvey, C Travis d'Arnaud and RHP Jacob deGrom (Credit: USA Today Images)
Mets 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Matt Harvey, C Travis d'Arnaud and RHP Jacob deGrom (Credit: USA Today Images)

The deadline for teams and unsigned arbitration-eligible players to file salary figures is January 13, after which the final salary will be determined during an arbitration hearing.

The Mets intend to take a more strict position on their potential arbitration cases than they have in past, Newsday's Marc Carig reported Thursday.

According to Carig, if the two sides cannot agree by Friday's deadline, the Mets have no issue letting the situation play out in arbitration.

This year's remaining, unsigned arbitration-eligible players for the Mets are...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Travis d'Arnaud
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Yanks and Mets share Series odds 00:03:31
Baseball Night in New York wonders whether Las Vegas made the right call by giving the Yankees and Mets the exact same World Series odds.

The Yankees currently have 13-1 odds to win the World Series -- the same odds as the Mets -- according to information provided by The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Cubs have the best odds at 3-1, followed by the Red Sox at 5-1, the Dodgers at 10-1, the Indians at 11-1, and the Nationals at 12-1.

The Yankees finished 84-78 last season after having a firesale over the summer -- including trades of Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran -- missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. 

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Darling on Mets pitching 00:04:12
Ron Darling thinks the Mets pitching staff can bounce back and have a magical season in 2017.

SNY analyst Ron Darling expects "a magical year" from the Mets rotation. The former Mets pitcher told the Daily News' John Harper expects the injury-plagued staff to perform at a high level in 2017.

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Predicting the future in NY 00:07:56
The Baseball Night in New York crew looks ahead several seasons to analyze the possible rosters of the Yankees and Mets.

Mets RHP Matt Harvey is eligible for free agency after the 2018 season. Does that mean he'll be a Yankee come 2019?

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Jun 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Jun 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets will not be talking contract extensions with any of their current starting pitchers before spring training, Sandy Alderson said Dec. 24, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert.

"We're not thinking about it now, it really hasn't been our focus," Alderson told Ackert. "It's probably not something that is going to happen before we head to spring training."

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GEICO SportsNite: Harvey on 2017 00:00:56
Matt Harvey talks about his return from surgery at a New York Mets benefit event in Queens, New York.

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey said he feels healthy and has experienced no pain in his arm when throwing this offseason, he told reporters at a team charity event on Wednesday. 

Harvey underwent surgery in July for his thoracic outlet syndrome, which caused him pain and tingling in his pitching hand. About a month ago, Harvey said, he began regular throwing again. 

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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

For the second time this offseason, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he and his staff are planning to change the workload and routine of their starting pitchers, he told reporters Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.

Last month, Alderson said he is open to occasionally using a six-man rotation and mixing in spot starters so guys can get extended rest between appearances.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Teams have asked about RHP Robert Gsellman, but Sandy Alderson has told them he's not available, sources told ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

Gsellman, 23, had a 2.42 ERA (2.63 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP, while striking out 42 batters in 44 2/3 innings, during seven starts and one relief appearance for the Mets in 2016.

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Mets Hot Stove: Matt Harvey 00:04:12
The Mets Hot Stove panel discusses Matt Harvey's injury rehab and their expectations from the right-handed hurler in 2017.

In July, 2016, Mets RHP Matt Harvey had season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, which was done to restore feeling in his pitching arm and fingers.

According to former Mets GM and SNY analyst Jim Duquette, Harvey is not yet throwing off a mound, but he's feeling strong, on schedule with his post-surgery, off-season throwing program and will be 100% ready for spring training.

"He's had a great deal of time to work out and focus on his body and strength. We expect him to come back and be the Matt Harvey of old," his agent, Scott Boras, told reporters in early November at MLB's GM Meetings. "He's throwing free and easy and he's strong."

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New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Turner Field. (Dale Zanine)
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Turner Field. (Dale Zanine)

Mets RHP Matt Harvey is 'doing great,' and, 'throwing the ball well,' his agent, Scott Boras, recently told former Mets GM and SNY analyst Jim Duquette.

In July, 2016, Harvey had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, which was done to restore feeling in his pitching arm and fingers.

According to Duquette, Harvey is not yet throwing off a mound, but feels 100% healthy and is on schedule with his post-surgery, off-season throwing program.

"He's on schedule and will be ready to go when they get to spring training, which is all positive news so far," Duquette said during Monday night's Mets Hot Stove on SNY...

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Mets Hot Stove: Matt Harvey 00:04:12
The Mets Hot Stove panel discusses Matt Harvey's injury rehab and their expectations from the right-handed hurler in 2017.

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said RHP Matt Harvey "looks great" and "is in tremendous shape" as he resumes throwing after thoracic outlet syndrome cut his 2016 season short. 

Harvey, 27, was diagnosed with TOS when trapped nerves caused numbness and discomfort in his pitching arm. He made his last start in early July and is expected to be ready for spring training.

TOS isn't considered a "death sentence" for pitchers, a former Mets prospect earlier said, and several other pitchers who have underwent surgery for TOS have the numbers to back it up.

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Bartolo Colon recently signed a one-year, $12.5 million deal to pitch for the Braves next season, where he will join R.A. Dickey in 2017.

Nevertheless, even without Colon, the Mets are still set up to have a terrific starting rotation next season, able to lean on Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. However, their depth beyond them is a bit of a question mark...

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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Team doctors expect Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey to all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported in October.

Nevertheless, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said this week that he will consider a variety of ways to better keep their starting pitchers healthy in 2017, such as occasionally using a six-man rotation and mixing in spot starters so guys can get extended rest between appearances.

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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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GEICO SportsNite: Mets 00:01:45
Terry Collins, before being honored by the ALS Association at the 22nd annual Lou Gehrig Dinner, spoke on the future of Yoenis Cespedes.

Mets RHP Matt Harvey is in good shape and ready for 2017, Terry Collins said before Thursday's ALS Association event in Manhattan.

"He looks great. He's in tremendous shape," Collins declared, according to the Daily News. "That's what you'd expect from him. I know when he shows up in January, he's gonna be raring to go."

Harvey also attended the event, but did not speak to reporters.

In July, 2016, Harvey had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, which was done to restore feeling in his pitching arm and fingers.

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Mets RHP Matt Harvey dressed up for Halloween as two-face version of himself and Heath Ledger's version of the Joker, according to his most-recent update on Instagram."With everything that happened this season, I felt like this was appropriate," Harvey captioned his photo

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A scout is shown using a radar gun to measure the speed of New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
A scout is shown using a radar gun to measure the speed of New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)

The Hardball Times is analyzing MLB teams' scouting directors and scouts themselves. Its report lauds New York Mets scout Rudy Terrasas for landing players like Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, but faults scouts from the 1980s for not signing several key stars.

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Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after being pulled from the mound against the Colorado Rockies. (AP)
Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after being pulled from the mound against the Colorado Rockies. (AP)

Team doctors are telling the Mets that Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey should all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported this past weekend.According to Olney, the Mets believe Harvey will be the biggest question mark as he returns from July surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). However, Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, recently said his client will be fully healthy by spring training."You kind of rely on the doctors here, and the doctor was extremely positive about the results of what he found when he did the operation, and the relief that he gave Matt," Boras told MLB.com. "This is not like a Tommy John, where you have a ligament issue. It's really about relief of nerve compression."

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In September of 2015, as the Mets were rocketing to the World Series, in the middle of some of the best months in the franchise's history, the team was suddenly stricken with an unexpected issue: How should it handle Matt Harvey?

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Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after being pulled from the mound against the Colorado Rockies. (AP)
Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after being pulled from the mound against the Colorado Rockies. (AP)

Matt Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, said his client will be fully healthy by the start of Spring Training following season-ending surgery to correct Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

"You kind of rely on the doctors here, and the doctor was extremely positive about the results of what he found when he did the operation, and the relief that he gave Matt," Boras told MLB.com.

"It was really just a nerve compression. He didn't have sensation [in his fingers]. And so clearly, the procedure allowed that relief where the nerve is now free and he should have full feeling in his hand," Boras continued. "This is not like a Tommy John, where you have a ligament issue. It's really about relief of nerve compression."

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Addison Reed stares down a pitch against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.  (USA Today)
Addison Reed stares down a pitch against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. (USA Today)

The Mets have 12 players eligible for arbitration this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors has calculated estimated salary figures of what each player is projected to receive through arbitration negotiations:

Player 2016 Salary MLBTR 2017
Josh Edgin $500,000 $800,000
Jeurys Familia $4,100,000 $8,800,000
Lucas Duda $4,200,000 $6,700,000
Matt Harvey $4,300,000 $5,200,000
Jacob deGrom $600,000 $4,500,000
Rene Rivera $443,000 $2,200,000
Addison Reed $5,200,000 $11,100,000
Wilmer Flores $520,000 $1,900,000
Travis d'Arnaud $540,000 $1,700,000
Justin Ruggiano $180,000 $1,500,000
Jim Henderson $507,000 $1,400,000
Zack Wheeler $546,000 $1,000,000
Total $21,636,000 $46,800,000

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Wow, that's a big raise for Reed. Of course, he had one of the greatest seasons ever by a set-up guy, so it's understandable.

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Jacob deGrom high fives students at PS 89 in Queens on Friday. Credit: Marc Levine | NY Mets
Jacob deGrom high fives students at PS 89 in Queens on Friday. Credit: Marc Levine | NY Mets

After undergoing elbow surgery last month, New York Mets RHP Jacob deGrom expects to adhere to his normal throwing program in spring training in February, he told reporters Friday after meeting with students at P.S. 89 in Queens.

DeGrom had surgery in September to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, which had been causing him pain when throwing earlier in the season.

"Talking to the doctors, I don't know what really caused this," deGrom said. "He said it can pop up like that. Your nerve can get messed up, but there was definitely stress last year."

Tags: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Matthew Cerrone
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Thank you, Mets, for a wild season. In spring training, settling for a wild card loss would have been a major disappointment. However, at 60-62 on Aug. 19, with 70 percent of the Opening Day lineup on the disabled list, simply getting to the wild card seemed like an unrealistic goal. Nevertheless, the Mets attained it. It was an amazing run and I'm glad I got to experience watching it.


Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz
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Last night was a confusing experience. It was painful to experience 1,500 innings of baseball between March through last night, only to see it all go up in flames in the span of 10 minutes. I thought a few hours sleep might help my perspective, but it didn't. I'm still unsure where to begin this post-game write up. So, here's where I'm at with the following...


Tags: Eric Campbell, James Loney, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants, Travis d'Arnaud, Ty Kelly, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Gsellman's strike out 00:00:19
Robert Gsellman struck out eight and did not allow a run in a dominant Mets' win over Philadelphia at Citi Field.

Mets rookie RHP Robert Gsellman threw seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 23-year-old Gsellman, who made his MLB debut Aug. 23, pitched into the seventh inning for the second time in his career. He allowed three hits -- all singles -- and two walks, retiring 10 of the last 11 batters he faced.

"I was working on my mechanics earlier to fix some stuff and it seemed to help out today," Gsellman said after the game, when asked about lasting seven innings.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Philadelphia Phillies, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

Rafael Montero allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings as the Mets lost to the Nationals, 8-1, on Monday night in Washington, D.C. >> Read more

The Mets remained tied in the loss column with the Cardinals, who lost to the Cubs on Monday night, for the second National League's second Wild Card spot.


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Jul 4, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) walks to the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. The Mets won 8-6. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jul 4, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) walks to the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. The Mets won 8-6. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets RHP Matt Harvey said Monday he is feeling well, though his rehab from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome isn't going as quickly as he originally hoped.

"I'm doing well, coming along," Harvey said at an event in New York, where he was representing the Challenged Athletes Foundation, according to the Daily News.

"Rehab's a little slow but it's coming along," he continued. "I'm doing whatever the doctors say and it's a little bit slower than I thought, but I'm doing everything I can to get back on the field."

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Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)

"I don't care who is not here, there are no excuses," Mets manager Terry Collins said during a post-game rant to reporters Aug. 11, which followed an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the D-backs at Citi Field.

In response to one question, he called out his team's effort, their respect for the game and their passion to play and entertain fans. He threatened that if his team didn't begin to play better, he and GM Sandy Alderson would consider replacing them with guys on the Triple-A roster. He then stood up, took no more questions, marched out of the room and gave the same speech to his team.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Seth Lugo threw seven innings of one-run ball in a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Citi Field to keep the Mets within one game of the second wild card spot.

Lugo (3-2), making his fourth start this season after being a reliever in July and early August, won his third straight start and improved to 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA as a starter. The Mets are 11-5 since Lugo made his first start and remained one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot.

The Mets, who have been without Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, and will likely skip Jacob deGrom for multiple starts, have had to rely on younger, less-experienced pitchers down the stretch, including Robert Gsellman, an 11th-round pick in 2011 who threw six innings of one-run ball in Saturday's win, and Lugo, a 34th-round pick in 2011.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Seth Lugo, Washington Nationals, Zack Wheeler, Matt Eisenberg
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 (Caylor Arnold)
(Caylor Arnold)

Jeurys Familia escaped a bases loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday as the Mets beat the Cubs, 2-1, at Wrigley Field >> Read more



Lucas Duda, who has been out since May due to a back injury, resumed baseball activity on Monday in St. Lucie >> Read more

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard
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Matt Harvey sits in the dugout. (AP)
Matt Harvey sits in the dugout. (AP)

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Matt Harvey's season is officially over after having surgery Monday to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome. The trapped nerves had been causing numbness and discomfort in his pitching arm and shoulder, he said in early July.

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