Matt Harvey may be coming off a long layoff following a very serious injury, but the Mets have no plans to shut him down early in 2015.
New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.
“Harv came into the dugout in the ninth inning and told me we’re going to do it next year,” manager Terry Collins told reporters in his postgame press conference. “He doesn’t lie to me.”
Maybe it was the months of Jeter adulation, or the fact that Harvey grew up a Yankees fan. But the pitcher’s presence didn’t sit too well with some folks.
Mets manager Terry Collins could hardly contain his excitement, saying the club tried to keep Harvey at about 80 percent effort, and the All-Star still looked “very, very good.”
“Everything is healthy. I think I’ll probably get one or two more bullpens. We haven’t been on radar guns, (but) everything feels normal.”
A lot can change in a year. Just ask Matt Harvey. In August 2013, he was the toast of the town. Then he got injured — and things got weird.
Matt Harvey is a tremendous talent. He can also cause one heck of a headache. Mets manager Terry Collins set the right-hander straight on Thursday.
You can’t stop Matt Harvey. You can only hope to contain him. And so far, the Mets have had a hard time reining in the ultra-competitive pitcher.
Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably seen the videos of people dumping ice water over their heads to raise money and awareness for ALS research.
General manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey and the team will talk “over the next week or so” about cutting back on his work, possibly limiting him to bullpen sessions.
The Mets ace said it felt like “nothing had happened,” even though he’s just 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
So it was there that this Morning Extravaganza began, with Boomer & Carton on opposite sides of an imaginary fence…
Use of the six-man rotation across Major League Baseball is a matter of when, not if. Decades ago, the Mets changed baseball. Next year, they’ll be in a position to do it again.
The increase in Tommy John surgeries has been dramatic in recent years. But as doctors and other health-care providers learn more and more about the UCL injuries and how to prevent them, those numbers should go down.