By now we've all heard about Matt Harvey's declaration that he would like to be out on the field pitching for the Mets come September. Speaking at the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner, he stressed his desire to get back to the big leagues as soon as possible, saying, ""I'd like right now...That's not possible. I'd like to shoot for being out there in September. Obviously I don't make those decisions. I can only prepare to the best of
As we all know, the only thing Matt Harvey loves more than playful back and forths with trolls on Twitter is pitching. And, normally, this is a good thing. However, we have to hope (and I believe they will) that the front office becomes the adult in the room and tells him that it's just not going to happen. Even if the Mets are in a pennant race, even if they've made the playoffs (ha), there is just no reason for Harvey to try to pitch this year. Too little upside to offset the potentially very large downside.
That said, there has been no indication that the Mets have any intent of seeing Harvey on the mound this season. It was speculation and mostly wishful thinking on his part, and probably is not worth dwelling on for too long. Frankly, this type of news story is still better than the type of Harvey news we were beginning to become accustomed to, with Qualcomm and Twitter still pretty large in our rearview mirrors.