The Arizona Fall League is usually host to minor-league prospects — not the faces of big-league pitching staffs. But pitching in the AFL would give the 24-year-old the opportunity to face live hitters.
A lot of people are criticizing Matt Harvey for choosing to delay possible surgery on his ailing right elbow. His manager, however, isn’t one of them.
The seven-time All-Star ran the bases last week and took live batting practice for the first time this past Saturday. He has a chance to play against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park this weekend.
The Mets traded right fielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash to the Pirates for minor league middle infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.
Cy Young? Maybe, maybe not. But Hiroki Kuroda has pitched well enough to dream. And Matt Harvey’s season speaks for itself. It would be nice if the year ended with a little positive history.
The Mets want to ensure the 24-year-old’s arm is rested and protected for the future — and the team and “will not waver” from that strategy, the Daily News reported.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday in the first penalty following MLB’s investigation of the Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
Robinson Cano’s 2013 All-Star Game experience didn’t last very long.
In a skit on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the Mets’ ace took to the New York streets to interview Mets fans and native New Yorkers about himself … Matt Harvey.
“Just driving here, seeing the jerseys, seeing the buzz, feeling the energy that the All-Star Game means to New York, it’s going to be fun,” Wright told Boomer & Carton.
With Craig recently taking home the 2013 Pulse of the People Award, Boomer will be looking for his redemption.
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
“He should (start),” Kershaw told FOXSports.com. “There’s no reason, especially if it’s in New York, that he shouldn’t start. That’s what the fans will want. I’ve got no problem with that.”
This is not about standings. It’s about sex appeal. With Saturday’s official selection of David Wright and Matt Harvey to the All-Star team, Mets fans can now settle for the title of sexiest team in the majors.