Heck, the Mets aren’t even the second-best team in their division. The Marlins, amazingly, have surpassed them following a highly productive winter.
Try as they may, try as they might, Met fans can’t seem to convince their team to be gung-ho on Jung-Ho.
The Mets would consider placing ace Matt Harvey on the disabled list this summer if it helps extend his season into October — should New York make the playoffs.
Matt Harvey is ready. Ready for the 2015 regular season and the playoffs that follow in October. Now all he and the Mets have to do is figure out how to get there.
Matt Harvey wants to make sure he’s on the mound in late October — if the New York Mets get there for the first time since 2006.
The countdown is on. In less than three months, Mets ace Matt Harvey will unleash the cannon at 100 percent for the first time since August 2013.
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.