After weeks of poor performance and some self destruction, the New York Mets finally cut ties with former ace Matt Harvey. The club will have seven days to work out a swap - perhaps involving an underperforming player from another organization - or otherwise put Harvey on waivers.
The starter-turned-reliever made headlines when he voiced his displeasure with being moved to the pen.
Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in four starts and four relief appearances, leaving him with a 34-37 record and 3.66 ERA in six major league seasons.
The Mets are set to designate Harvey for assignment this weekend, a move that paves the way for NY to cut or trade the 29 year-old right hander.
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"I thought the route that Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee took when they went all the way down to "A" ball and kind of rebuilt themselves after 60-70 games in the big leagues was probably a more appropriate route to help Matt Harvey the best we could".
Japan reacts to Ichiro release: Ichiro Suzuki says he hasn't retired, but his move to the front office of the Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a long "Sayonara" for a national treasure. "He was appreciated for what he brought to the New York Mets". He had a decent Spring Training and in his first outing of the regular season, he gave up just one hit and one walk over five scoreless innings against the Cardinals. "So I think that at this point, pragmatism, realism far outweighed other considerations". In the three seasons since he choked away said World Series game, Harvey has gone 9-19 with zero complete games and a 5.93 ERA through 212 innings. 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. He drew a three-game suspension last season after he failed to show up for a game.
"Usually I get upset if a report is unexpected", Alderson said this week.
The New York Post reported this week that Harvey was out partying in Los Angeles the night before pitching in San Diego last weekend. "So I guess the short answer is no".