Several teams have expressed interest in New York Mets starter Matt Harvey. Despite this, the Mets are unprepared to let go of the 28-year-old just yet.
Earlier today, Newsday’s Marc Craig reported that multiple teams inquired about acquiring New York Mets starter Matt Harvey. However, the organization isn’t ready to trade the righty right now and are big believers that he is poised for a bounce back campaign next season.
As things stand now, Harvey is eligible for salary arbitration this coming offseason and will become a free agent following 2018.
After injuring his scapula in mid-June, Harvey has been on the disabled list for nearly two months. He’s is set to make a rehab start in the coming days and attempt to finish this season on a high note.
Following a tough 2016 season, in which Harvey had a horrendous 4.86 ERA, he didn’t have the comeback campaign most expected. In fact, his performance this season has been even worse. Through 13 starts this season, Harvey has a brutal 5.25 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP, two numbers that hardly resemble the pitcher who took Queens by storm just a couple of years ago.
Hopefully, for both Harvey and the Mets’ sake, he can return to his old self and start posting sub-three ERA’s like he did in 2012, 2013, and 2015. If that does indeed happen, the franchise will indeed have the bounce back season they’re looking for.