What Should the New York Mets Do About Matt Harvey?
Last week on Twitter, I saw a poll asking New York Mets fans to weigh in on whether they thought the team should non-tender starting pitcher Matt Harvey this winter. In other words, it was asking if fans thought the team should outright release the Dark Knight, receiving nothing in return.
I’ll admit, I scoffed when I saw the question – why on earth would the Mets just cut one of their most popular players, a guy who they’ve tried to build around, who took them deep into the playoffs, who has some of the best pure stuff in baseball but has been derailed by injuries and some overblown maturity issues? It’s a ridiculous notion on its face. In fact, back in May, I wrote about Harvey hysteria, and how the public clamoring for the Mets to trade Harvey was completely ridiculous.
But then I thought about it some more. The person that tweeted the question wasn’t some provocative Russian bot twitter egg. This was a respected baseball fan and writer and it seemed way too sincere to be laughed off as run-of-the-mill Twitter nonsense. So I dug a little deeper and what I found was deeply dismaying.