This controversy was all Harvey. He's an attention-seeker. Personally, I couldn't care less. But don't blame the #mets for his act.This opinion is not universal, but it is a spreading one about Mets' injured ace Matt Harvey. As he continues to publicly struggle with the team's front office at almost every turn, he is coming across as a prima donna type player, and it is reflecting in how people talk about him.
— Paul Lebowitz (@PRINCE_OF_NY) March 25, 2014
As was noted on here by our own staff ace and prima donna Rob Patterson, Matt Harvey does love himself some Matt Harvey. It's to be expected; frankly, I don't think there are any professional athletes out there who aren't A-personality, uber-confident guys. It might be the only way to reach that plateau. However, for a guy who seems very concerned with his public perception, you would think his efforts to get his way would occur in a more behind the scenes manner. It seems, however, that the backdrop of this probably lost season looks as though it is going to be strife between the team and a young star.
Whenever Harvey returns, all of this nonsense is going to have dropped an extremely large extra layer of pressure on him to be just as good as he was before he went down. He may be the type to thrive in that atmosphere, and winning will make these disagreements all dissolve pretty quickly. Hopefully, that will be the case. However, a sluggish start or a drop in velocity or effectiveness, and this relationship could get even uglier, fast.