transpired Saturday and realize Matt Harvey did
the Mets a favor.
The diva right-hander just made it 180 times
easier for the Mets, ever aware of how their
actions play on the streets, to do what they
should have done, anyway, this coming offseason.
Yes, it’s time to start working on a Harvey
Ken Davidoff, Post
Matt Harvey needs to know that if he eventually
stops pitching for the Mets this season because
of an arbitrary innings limit in his first
season back from Tommy John surgery, then he
will be remembered around here, for as long as
he pitches around here, as the star Mets pitcher
who quit on his stool because that’s what his
agent told him to do.
Mike Lupica, DAily News
So, when Matt Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, says
that Harvey's doctor, James Andrews, wants the
pitcher restricted to 180 innings this season --
a limitation that Mets GM Sandy Alderson says
was never conveyed -- why should anyone be so
sure that is the correct number?
Seriously, if the doctors and athletic trainers
and numbers-crunching executives have all the
answers, why do so many pitchers keep blowing
I'm not saying the Mets should be reckless with
Harvey, who is still less than two years removed
from Tommy John surgery. But the team's loose
plan for Harvey — 185 to 190 innings plus
postseason — is not unreasonable, as long as the
pitcher shows no signs of wearing down.
Ken Rosenthal Fox Sports
The genius of Scott Boras: he and his client Matt Harvey will now be perceived as working AGAINST #Mets playoff chances #ByeEndorsements