“We’ve been sitting around for four years asking everybody to be patient and even the players,” Collins said Saturday after the first workout for pitchers and catchers.
While the Mets plan to closely monitor Matt Harvey’s innings, Sandy Alderson says his ace right-hander could throw 200 — including the postseason — in his first year back from elbow surgery.
The Mets are getting better with each passing year, and with most of their key players healthy they figure to have a decent shot at a playoff spot in 2015. But they are certainly not without their question marks.
There’s a different vibe this year in Port St. Lucie. Some are already picking New York as their dark horse in the NL East. Why? It’s all about that ace.
The dream, of course, is that Matt Harvey will be dominant coming off Tommy John surgery. The reality says he’s 50-50 to resume his reign of terror on NL hitters until he actually starts proving it.
“Whatever they decide, obviously that’s what we’re going to go with, and we’ll see what happens throughout spring training,” he said. “My goal is to be ready for opening day.”
If his position players don’t reward his faith, Alderson could be looking at another long year and, quite possibly, a spot on the unemployment line. And this time, it’ll be his own fault.
“We’ve got players with the potential to improve us by 10 games, which is what we need,” Alderson said.
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.