Mets to cut ties with pitcher Matt Harvey

05 May, 2018, 13:22 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • What Mets players had to say about Matt Harvey’s departure

The Mets now have seven days to either trade Harvey or release him and allow him to find a new team as a free agent.

Instead, the Mets relied on Harvey, who pitched almost 200 innings in the regular season, to lead them on a deep postseason run. 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 hasn't been the same since the latter surgery and was demoted to the bullpen last month.

Harvey will go out a villain to some Mets fans, despite presenting himself as a hero as recently as 2015. When Harvey wasn't posing for ESPN The Magazine's the Body Issue or dating a Russian supermodel, he was sitting on Jimmy Fallon's couch or roaming the city for hours on end to indulge his fascination for all things NY.

New Mets manager Mickey Callaway, a former pitching coach, hoped he could resurrect Harvey's career.

It's just another bad outing in what's been a dismal season for Harvey.

Harvey is 0-2 on the season with 7.00 ERA in 27 innings pitched. Even if Harvey and Mets management had distinctly different visions for his future, they were in agreement on one thing: The time had come to say goodbye.

"The move to the bullpen was dramatic in itself", Alderson said. He is contractually allowed to refuse a minor league assignment, but he was not exactly in a position to do so. "It's our job to help every player in here". Here's a look at the Dark Knight's biggest highs and lows. Harvey returned in 2015, throwing a career-best 189 innings and making four postseason starts (three of them recorded as quality) for the World Series-bound Mets.

He started the All-Star Game at Citi Field that July and was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA when he tore an elbow ligament during a game against Detroit on August 24.

Last season, Harvey was suspended for three games after he did not show up for a game at Citi Field.

Earlier this year, when the Mets were playing in San Diego, Harvey was partying in Los Angeles the night before a game.

Added Callaway, who vouched for Harvey and had wanted the Mets to keep him in the offseason to help him improve: "We feel like we failed Matt Harvey".



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