The New York Yankees have no interest in signing disgruntled and newest DFA man, Mets starting pitcher, the Dark Knight, Matt Harvey.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how it’s viewed), Brian Cashman and his henchmen have no desire to sign the man who was once celebrated every five New York Mets starts with the lighthearted “Harvey Day.”
According to Bob Kaplisch, the Yanks are definitely “not interested.”
Told #Yankees “definitely not” interested in Harvey. Belief is Stadium is too HR-friendly for a pitcher who’s been getting lit up and trying to rebuild his career.
— Bob Klapisch (@BobKlap) May 5, 2018
(I’m) told #Yankees “definitely not” interested in Harvey. Belief is Stadium is too HR-friendly for a pitcher who’s been getting lit up and trying to rebuild his career.
It makes complete sense. Even the diehards who love Yankee Stadium would admit the dimensions are that of your nearest Little League park. Especially for right-handed pitchers, that right-field porch is a nightmare.
Throw a struggling Harvey into that mix while keeping the party animal firmly cemented within the Big Apple nightlife could be a formula for disaster.
In addition, SNY’s Andy Martin has maintained the belief that the Yankees have never shown interest in the man who was once proudly recognized as the Dark Knight.
Harvey, 29, is a star beyond his production. Though his arrival was stellar, injuries and wear-and-tear have officially caught up. His once mid-90s average velocity is now down towards the low 90s and never has an effective strategy been found.
Through four games and eight starts, Harvey’s pitching to a 7.00 ERA and 1.556 WHIP while striking out 20 batters in 27 total innings.
Matt Harvey was officially designated for assignment on Friday after he refused to take a minor league assignment.