The Matt Harvey nightmare is almost over. After being designated for assignment, the New York Mets are actually looking like they could potentially get something back for the starter.
Could the Dark Knight rise again? Not in a New York Mets uniform, that’s for sure. However, it seems that the Mets could actually get something in return for the fallen star.
According to MLB Network and reporter Jon Morosi, there have been some nibbles on Matt Harvey, especially from the Texas Rangers. Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipto also spoke on MLB Network Radio to talk about the potential of adding Harvey.
Are the #Mariners interested in Matt Harvey?
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) May 6, 2018
Honestly, two bites is far better than what many expected for the star who fell from grace with $4.6 million left on his contract.
Both teams might be willing to take on the risk of having Harvey on their team but as of right now, the interest is only slight with the two.
Harvey currently has an 0-2 record and 7.00 ERA. He was sentenced to the bullpen but the assignment to the minors was the last straw for him. Unwilling to except the demotion, the Mets designated him for assignment and waited with bated breath to see if someone, ANYONE, would take a shot at it.
This could be great for the Mets, who could potentially get something back for Harvey instead of just releasing him. The Mets could use a spark as well, as they have fallen to 17-15 on the season after their stellar 9-1 start.
Perhaps a big selling point is that when he’s at his best, he’s incredible. In Harvey’s first All-Star year in 2013, he finished fourth in the NL Cy Young Award race. Maybe being in a different environment could help him.
Oh, and the fact that his former pitching coach, Dan Warthen, is in Texas might be a key to getting him back on track.
The Mets are hoping that they can get just a little something besides a weight off their shoulders with this Harvey DFA and they might be close to it.