For his career, Leathersich has struck out a ridiculous 15.2 batters per nine innings — but has also given up five walks per nine innings pitched.
Harvey was cleared Thursday to start playing catch only four months after having reconstructive elbow surgery.
Dollars and cents always seem to take priority over wins and losses, and there is where a lot of the Mets’ problems lie. If Noah Syndergaard proves that good, it might be worth sacrificing the extra cash to get him started in the big leagues.
Unlike teammate Eric Young Jr., who arrived happily at camp and enthusiastically shook hands, fist-bumped or hugged almost every player, Harvey was quiet and reserved.
It’s going to be an intriguing season for the Mets, one filled expected maturation of young players and production from some key veteran signings, but where the Amazins end up in the NL East is anyone’s guess.
Matt Harvey is not planning on doing anything radical to try to defy conventional wisdom on how long his recovery from Tommy John surgery should take, but he is planning to get out on a mound soon.
Wheeler showed signs last season of becoming a co-ace with Harvey, which is exactly what the Mets envisioned when they acquired the hard-throwing right-hander from the San Francisco Giants for Carlos Beltran back in July 2011.
Matt Harvey, who was quoted last year as being an admirer of Derek Jeter’s dating prowess, has ended his relationship with supermodel Anne V after weeks “on the rocks,” Us Weekly reported on Sunday.
Harvey would like get healthy for the New York Mets “right now,” though he’d settle for September. That’ll be a tough sell.
The Mets’ ace, who will miss the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, didn’t take too kindly to a tweet from a Yankees fan who was bothered that he was enjoying himself.
This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.
Here’s a rundown of what some of our area sports figures found under the tree this morning; that is, if ole Santa didn’t change his mind.
“I’ve gotta see more from Matt Harvey. I think he even thinks of himself as, like, the king of the city here right now. He’s gotta do a lot more before I can look at him that way.”
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized a two-year, $20 million deal.
“I’m staring at my board right now,” Alderson said. “In the outfield category, I’ve got seven guys on my board who are free agents — varying degrees of quality. In the trade category just as an example, I’ve got four, five — nine. Those are guys we talked about internally. They range from A+ to C+.”