The Mets ace wants to make a half-dozen starts before the end of the season, which many — check that, nearly everybody — wrote off when he had Tommy John surgery in October.
The WFAN co-hosts wanted to take some time Friday to praise the rehabbing Mets ace for having the smarts to get out of The Gilded Lily on Thursday once his friends’ fists reportedly went flying.
Mets ace Matt Harvey took the next step in his rehabilitation from right elbow surgery, increasing his throwing distance from 90 to 120 feet.
“I’m not going to apologize for being myself and, you know, having a good laugh at a funny little picture,” he said. “But I’ve kind of had enough with Twitter.”
“I think he’s got some A-Rod in him,” WFAN co-host Evan Roberts said on Tuesday afternoon, referring to Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. “…The ability to get attention for everything, that’s the comparison.”
“About the first of June, when he’s about ready to get on the mound, he will come down to Florida and be here more or less full-time with occasional trips back to New York,” Alderson said.
No matter what the New York Mets think, Matt Harvey is convinced he can pitch at some point this season.
The right-hander raised eyebrows on Twitter over the weekend when he wrote “2014 Harvey day will happen,” an apparent response to some tweets about prospect Noah Syndergaard.
The recent activities of Matt Harvey and Manny Banuelos would have seemed inconceivable back in 1974, the year a brilliant surgeon named Dr. Frank Jobe started piecing torn-apart pitching elbows back together.
The 2014 contract of the injured New York Mets star contains unusual provisions that reward him for 2013 accomplishments.
New York Magazine released its list of New York’s most influential tweeters on Friday, and both WFAN and local athletes were well-represented.
Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
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.