To be honest, I am glad I am proven wrong. Good job Alderson
Gomez's still my dude though
Here's my take on this Harvey situation, posted it in the MLB thread.
i don't blame him or boras for wanting to protect their investment long term. they handled this poorly as hell though and deserve the scrutiny they're getting.
this is the same matt harvey who wanted to come back last september and publicly lobbied to do so. this is the same matt harvey who has thrown tantrums when taken out of games early, this is the same matt harvey who has publicly complained about the 6 man rotation.
i get the concern on his end, but things like what i just mentioned above come across as very hypocritical on harveys part.
This series in Miami was a total letdown. Regardless of what happens in DC, a crap 4 game series in Atlanta cannot happen. The Nats swept those bums 4 straight. The Mets need to do the same or at the very worst 3 of 4. But sweep should be the goal. Same with the Marlins series at home afterwards. 13 games against crap teams sammiched in between the 3 game set in DC and off to a 1-2 start. Flat out unacceptable.
Obviously taking 2 of 3 or sweeping in DC would be ideal, but they can't get swept in this series. If somehow they only win 1 game they're still 3 up and the Nats only gained a game. If they get swept they're only 1 up. I honestly don't expect much out of Niese tomorrow but I expect Harvey and deGrom to rise to the occasion this week.
Regarding Harvey, that statement is cool and all but I doubt that's the end of this. I cooled off on the idea of trading him though regardless of how this season plays out in regards to the innings limit.
I realized its best to just keep him unless they get an offer which SIGNIFICANTLY improves the Mets. You don't make trades off of anger and emotion.
Harvey may have diva tendencies, but he's still a great pitcher at the end of the day. He's also under contract on a team-friendly deal for the next three seasons. The Mets are going to get his best effort because he's playing for a megadeal be it with the Mets or elsewhere. If the Wilpons penny pinch and he leaves after 2018 or the writings on the wall during the 2018 season that he's leaving, you trade him before the deadline.
But if the Wilpons do penny pinch, it will set a bad precedent as the Mets are going to eventually cross this same bridge with deGrom, Noah, and Matz at some point where they're going to have to pay these guys. Just because you haven't heard anything public like the Boras Harvey nonsense with any of those guys. I'm sure all three will be about their money when the time comes and understandably so.
But for right now, you got three more seasons of likely quality seasons from Matt Harvey at a low cost. It is foolish to trade him for likely 40 cents on the dollar.