Matt Harvey To Be Designated For Assignment By New York Mets

Hope Soto
May 5, 2018

The Mets are finally ready to cut ties with former ace Matt Harvey, who crashed and burned in 2018, failing as both a starter and reliever.

Despite Harvey's reputation as a partyer, Alderson said he would miss Harvey.

After sitting out the 2014 season, Harvey was the NL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2015 when he posted a 13-win season with a 2.71 ERA.

He will be designated for assignment Saturday morning, taking him off the major league roster after a almost six seasons in a Mets uniform. But he slumped to a 4-10 record with a 4.86 ERA the following year and had season-ending surgery on July 18, 2016, to correct Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

The Mets have seven days to either release Harvey, or attempt to trade him to another organization.

Unfortunately, the Mets could not have handled Harvey's return much worse. 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.

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When general manager Sandy Alderson was asked if he was upset about the report that Harvey was partying the night before a game, he responded "Usually I get upset if a report is unexpected".

The Mets drafted Harvey with their first pick in 2010, seventh overall. Could the Dark Knight stay in Gotham and simply change his pinstripes? In 2013, his best as a major leaguer, he went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 6.16 SO/W.

Per ESPN, the front office will now have a week to trade or hand him his outright release.

"In spite of issues all of us have from time to time, he was appreciated for what he brought to the New York Mets", Alderson said.

The New York Yankees have emerged as a potential landing spot for Harvey after the Mets moved to cut ties with him, with a number of Major League Baseball beat writers suggesting that the Bronx Bombers may be interested in taking a flyer on Harvey.

"We feel like we failed Matt Harvey". In his four relief appearances with his final one coming on Thursday night, against the Braves when he allowed five runs in two innings.

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