Once upon a time Matt Harvey said the following….
“The last thing I would want to do is have to sit on my hands … and not be able to pitch in the postseason,”
“Whatever needs to be done to get us there, I’m all for, and whatever they decide for that whole process, I’m completely on board.”
Harvey said this back in spring training when it was being discussed that 180 innings pitched would be a limit after having Tommy John surgery. Now Harvey is at 166 1/3 innings and after his agent Scott Boras spoke out about the Mets pitching Harvey past the 180 innings mark; Harvey had this to say.
“I’m the type of person, I never want to put the ball down. Obviously I hired Scott, my agent, and went with Dr. Andrews as my surgeon because I trusted them to keep my career going and keep me healthy. As far as being out there, being with my teammates and playing, I’m never going to want to stop. As far as the surgeon and my agent having my back and kind of looking out for the best of my career, they’re obviously speaking their mind about that.”
Harvey has come across as being non-committal to pitching past 180-innings, which has him looking more like Two-Face than the Dark Knight to Mets fans
So is Matt Harvey the Dark Knight or Two-Face?
Matt Harvey is Matt Harvey, a competitor caught between a rock and hard place.
He’s the pitcher who battled the Mets and wanted to pitch towards the end of the season in 2014, the same pitcher who resisted the idea of a 6-man rotation, the same pitcher who fights every time Terry Collins removes him from the game, and the same pitcher who threw 157 pitches in college because he refused to leave a game.
Harvey is not Two-Face, he’s a competitor and you can’t fake that, not for any amount of money!
The best thing for Harvey right now is to go out on Tuesday and beat the Nats, and put all of this talk to behind him.
As for the postseason, Harvey the competitor will find a way to make that happen.
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!