New York Mets

Now that the offseason is in full swing, the speculation of whether the New York Mets should trade Matt Harvey have come full circle.

By David Hong

As the MLB offseason began, there has been speculation of the New York Mets, perhaps trading one of their young starters to acquire a big bat. General Manager Sandy Alderson denied those talks, but if the Mets are unable to acquire one of the free agent hitters out there, they could certainly look to the trade market.

It makes sense too. With them having all sorts of depth in their rotation filled with bright, young starters, it probably wouldn’t hurt to give up one of their starters for key cog in the lineup.

Out of all the Mets starters, Matt Harvey is the man discussed most frequently.


This is the case despite The Dark Knight possessing the most ace like qualities of the Mets starters. His stuff, poise and demeanor simply cannot be questioned out there on the mound.

The downside, of course, is the drama, and there’s clearly been lots of it with Harvey during the season – especially with Scott Boras being his agent, meaning the likelihood that Harvey could command a big contract when he becomes a free agent after the 2018 season is a definite one.

So is it worth the Mets trading Harvey this offseason? This is the big question of the moment.

Here are the well thought out pros and cons:

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