Showing posts with label Matt Harvey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Matt Harvey. Show all posts

Friday, April 04, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Mets News and Notes:  Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery.

The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks -- not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid out Wednesday.

That’s because Tommy John surgery has a 10- to 14-month recovery time, and Parnell wants to ensure he does not affect his availability for 2015 if he needs to proceed with the ligament-replacement surgery. Read ESPN (Rubin).
After missing the first two games of the season while in Florida for the birth of his son, Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk in his season debut Thursday. But Murphy also committed a pair of errors at second base in the 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

"I felt good at the plate. Not so much in the field," Murphy said afterward. "I was a little sluggish on defense. It was frustrating." Read More ESPN (Rubin).
The Washington Nationals ultimately won 8-2 at Citi Field. Yet Zack Wheeler faulted himself, not a bullpen that surrendered five runs or batters that were kept off the scoreboard the final eight innings.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mets News: Mets finally have made an official rehab agreement with Matt Harvey

Mets News:

Sandy Alderson made an official statement about Matt Harvey's rehab location...

The Mets and Matt Harvey had settled on a split-rehab program between New York and Port St. Lucie for the first two months of the season.

Harvey, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, will rehab with the Mets during their homestands at Citi Field, but will return to Florida when the team is on the road.

Starting June 1, when Harvey ramps up his throwing sessions, Alderson said the pitcher will remain at the spring training complex on more of a full-time basis, with "occasional trips" back to New York.

The location of his rehab had become an issue of late. The Mets usual protocol involves players spending the majority of their time in Port St. Lucie. But Harvey, who lives in Manhattan, was not on board with that, and had the collective-bargaining agreement to back him up.

According to MLB's Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams can only require a player to rehab at their spring training complex for a maximum of 20 days without their written consent. Harvey expressed his desire to be with the Mets in New York, and that prompted team officials to work out a compromise.

Mets News: Matt Harvey will rehab in New York, For Now...

Mets News:

Mets Ace Matt Harvey will rehab in New York at Citi Field. According to multiple reports, Harvey met with Mets GM Sandy Alderson about the situatuion and they cleared the air on the topic.

The Mets still want Harvey to go down to Port St. Lucie when he is ready for game action and will do so when the time comes to face minor league hitters.

The Mets could not prevent Harvey from rehabbing in New York. The collective bargaining agreement specifies that the club can only require Harvey to rehab at the team's spring-training complex for a maximum of 20 days without his written consent.

Harvey wants to accompany the Mets on the road during the season as well, but that apparently will not be part of the agreement.

He is currently throwing on flat ground at 75 feet. Harvey could be on a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery in June.

Harvey has made proclamations that he would return to the big stage in 2014. The Mets GM has been saying that Harvey will miss the entire 2014 season.

Let's see who's right, only time will tell.. LGM!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Mets News: Mets GM Alderson comments about Matt Harvey's Tweet

Mets News:

Saturday morning Mets Ace Matt Harvey made a tweet that read - "2014 Harvey Day will happen". But then again, It was apparently deleted.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson joked when he heard the news about the tweet and said, "I don't follow him on twitter".

But Alderson strongly implied there remains a low probability Harvey will appear on the mound in 2014. But, the GM added, that's an issue that ought to wait until the summer to be addressed with any clarity.

"I can't control what he tweets or says by other means," Alderson said. "But if that's how he feels, that's his perspective and we'll see where it goes.

"It's one of those 'never say never.' I mean, look are the probabilities with him? Everybody's different. It's -- what? -- not even the middle of March. Let's wait until the middle of July before we maybe address that question again."

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mets News: Matt Harvey Throws 20 Tosses

Mets News:

Mets Ace Matt Harvey proceeded to make 20 tosses on flat ground from that distance, the prescribed amount for his first session since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22.

Harvey suggested he had excitement, not anxiety with his first toss.

“I didn’t know if I was going to sail it into the fans or whatnot, but it was right where I wanted it,” Harvey said Saturday afternoon. “That made everything a lot easier.”

Harvey expects to repeat the early throwing regimen alongside fellow Tommy John rehabber Jeremy Hefner three times a week for now, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

“It was awesome,” Harvey said about the first session. “I know it was 20 throws at 60 feet, but everything felt absolutely amazing. I’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s going to be a tough process [even] with how things felt today. But I’ve got to stick with it and move forward.”

Friday, February 21, 2014

Mets News: Matt Harvey cleared to toss baseball by team doctors

Mets News:

Matt Harvey has been cleared to begin tossing a baseball. Of Course,  this is a small step to rehab as he is still suppose to miss the entire 2014 season..

He met with team doctor David Altchek at the Mets' spring training complex Wednesday before the decision was made.

Harvey, 24, is uncertain which day he will begin a throwing program, but it will be in the next few days. He underwent Tommy John surgery Oct. 22 and had been hopeful of beginning to toss a baseball near the four-month anniversary.

Dr. James Andrews, the Tommy John specialist,  performed the Harvey procedure.

"[Altchek] said everything was fine and basically that I can start throwing," Harvey said. "So I don't know exactly which date that is, but in the next couple of days. That was obviously good news for me.

"Since it is four months out, the process is going to be slow. I have to not push things. He just wanted to make sure I knew that and I was clear with that. Obviously we're not going to push things early. But, for me, being able to wear my glove and pick up a ball again is a good sign."

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Mets News: Matt Harvey should be able to throw Feb. 22

Mets News:

Matt Harvey, who appeared on The Mike Francesa Show on WFAN, said he has no pain, so setbacks and he could start throwing as soon as February 22..

“They said I should be able to start throwing four months after the surgery, and that’s Feb. 22,” Harvey recently told the NY Post. “And I haven’t had any setbacks. I can’t wait. Even if it’s 10 feet, I just want to pick up a ball. As of right now, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be able to do that.”

Harvey at first fought the idea of surgery, but eventually relented, going under the knife in late October.

“It was tough. I never thought it would happen. As a pitcher, you don’t want it to happen. I wasn’t having the same symptoms that you hear other guys have, no sharp soothing pains. My forearm was a little tight,” Harvey told Francesa. “It was a tough process to come to grips with, but after waking up enough times worrying if today is the day or tomorrow is the day to have surgery, I had just had enough.”

Matt Harvey is still expected to miss the entire 2014 baseball season.

To Read More and listen to interview Click Here

Monday, February 03, 2014

Mets Gossip: Matt Harvey breaks up with his supermodel girlfriend Anne V.

Mets Gossip:

According to multiple reports, Mets ace Matt Harvey is single....

The star pitcher is a free agent after breaking up with Russian supermodel girlfriend Anne V.

Harvey, 24, had been dating the 27-year-old — whose full name is Anne Vyalitsnya — for eight months.

The decision to call it quits was mutual. The split was amicable, and they remain good friends.

The pair was first spotted together back in May 2013 when they caught a New York Rangers game.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mets News: Matt Harvey declares himself "ahead of schedule" in his rehab after surgery

Mets News:

According to the NY Daily News, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey declared himself ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. He spoke openly for the first time since surgery and says he feels good.

“I am just doing range of motion stuff now, but today was the first day I could take the bandages off and I was at (Hospital for Special Surgery) working and everybody thinks I am ahead of schedule,” Harvey said as he walked to the “blue carpet,” outside at the Garden before the Rangers’ first home game of the season in the newly renovated arena. “We were able to straighten it today and I think they were surprised I could do that, already. “So the rehab is ahead of schedule,” said Harvey

Harvey was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. The 24-year old took his time exploring his options before committing to surgery, which generally takes a year to recover from. After talking to other pitchers who had suffered similar injuries, most notably Roy Halladay, he began a program to strengthen the muscles around the tendon to try and throw with the partial tear.

He never got to the throwing portion of the program before he decided on having the surgery. Harvey admitted Monday night it was a “tough,” situation for him.

“Before I decided to go with surgery, I wanted to make sure I was mentally prepared, just fully committed in my decision,” Harvey said.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Mets News: Matt Harvey decides to have Tommy John Surgery

According to ESPN, New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for the entire 2014 season, general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday.

Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure later this month.

"Based on the conversations that I had with both of the doctors, I felt this would be the right decision," Alderson said. "So in that sense I'm happy Matt has reached the same conclusion."

The Mets now have only three established starters in their rotation for 2014 -- Jonathon Niese, Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee.

They likely will need to acquire two starting pitchers this offseason, one who is capable of logging 200 innings and a fifth-starter type to compete with prospects Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mets News: No Timetable for Harvey's Throwing Program, Wheeler Shut Down till Christmas

Mets News: 

According to multiple reports, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that there is no clear-cut target date for Harvey to start his throwing program, but said the right-hander is already in the six-to-eight week window Harvey has to prove he can move forward without completing the procedure.

As for what Harvey has to do to convince the Mets and doctors he does not need the surgery, Alderson said the 24-year-old “needs to throw to a near competitive level pain-free and perhaps on more than one occasion.”

Where Harvey would do that remains unknown.

“I don’t know the exact answer, but possibilities would include the Arizona Fall League for a start or two,” Alderson said. “Going elsewhere for a start or two. Trying to replicate competitive conditions as closely as possible.”

Matt Harvey has not yet begun a throwing program as he attempts to avoid Tommy John surgery for the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

A doctor examined Zack Wheeler’s right shoulder after the rookie complained of stiffness last week, but an MRI was ruled unnecessary, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday.

Nevertheless, Wheeler was shut down for the season as a precautionary measure with an innings limit drawing near. He was scheduled to pitch Monday against the Reds, which would have likely been his final start regardless. He completed his season with 168 2/3 innings pitched between the majors and Triple-A -- 100 of which came in the majors. The Mets had indicated his limit would be around 180 innings.

Wheeler told The Star-Ledger he won’t resume throwing until around Christmas time, as he usually does every offseason.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Video: Matt Harvey Press Conference (SNY)

Matt Harvey and Sandy Alderson on elbow surgery

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mets News: Harvey expected to rehab elbow, instead of surgery for now

Mets News:

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will attempt to rehab his right elbow for a month or two rather than undergo Tommy John surgery, according to a report.

That plan does not preclude Harvey from eventually undergoing surgery on the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.

The Mets, who have not commented on the report, expect to address Harvey's situation at length Tuesday afternoon.

Harvey received a second opinion Monday on his elbow from Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. He was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 26 starts prior to his injury.

Matt Harvey Press Conference Click Here

Mets News: Decisions on Matt Harvey and David Wright will be determined today

Mets News:

NL All-Star Matt Harvey has returned to New York from seeing Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. to determine whether or not he will need Tommy John Surgery this off-season. Of Course,  if Harvey does get the surgery he will most likely miss most of the 2014 Season.

The Mets are expected to make an announcement about his course of action today.

In other Mets Injury Related News, Terry Collins says the team medical staff and front-office personnel will confer today to determine if David Wright is ready to reenter the lineup. Wright last played in a major league game on Aug. 2, when he suffered a Grade 2 right hamstring strain running to first base in extra innings.

Wright has been taking fielding drills, hitting in the cage, and doing baserunning drills..

Monday, September 09, 2013

Mets News: Matt Harvey will get second opinion from Dr. Andrews this week

Mets News:

Matt Harvey has already had his elbow re-examined since his diagnosis of a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a source told the Daily News. He will now get an official second opinion from renown surgeon Dr. James Andrews this week, GM Sandy Alderson told MLB radio.

A source also told The Daily News that while the organization has not conceded that the 24-year-old ace will need the surgery, which would cost him most if not all of the 2014 season, some within the organization are growing more resigned to the idea after the second exam.

Harvey has been publicly optimistic that he can avoid Tommy John surgery by resting the elbow and strengthening the muscles around it. The team privately feels he will need the surgery.

After the initial diagnosis, Harvey was shut down and the team was hoping to have him re-evaluated after swelling and inflammation went down in the elbow, allowing for a better image of the tear on an MRI.

Last week, Alderson said the team expects Harvey to make a decision on how to proceed by the end of the month, or very shortly after. The GM did not return a message left Sunday.

Monday would be exactly 14 days since Harvey was diagnosed with the torn UCL. Harvey, who started the All-Star Game for the National League at Citi Field in July, finished the season 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mets News: GM Alderson says surgery is Harvey's decision

Tommy John Surgery

Mets News:

Matt Harvey has one big decision on his hands...

With more than a week after the stunning news that the Ace righthander suffered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, the Mets are still in a holding pattern as Harvey mulls whether to have Tommy John surgery or treat the injury by resting the elbow and strengthening the muscles around the ligament.

But general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that the decision is up to the pitcher.

The surgery would force him to miss most if not all of the 2014 season.

“It’s his body and he decides what’s in his best interest,” GM Sandy Alderson said on WFAN Tuesday.

Alderson told the NY Daily News, that the decision was still a week or two away at the earliest and that Harvey will get a second opinion, most likely from Dr. James Andrews, and would make the decision based on that information and in consultation with the Mets.

The doctors are waiting for inflammation to go down in his elbow and to get a clearer image on an MRI before addressing a plan.

The NY Daily News reports that A Mets source confirmed over the weekend that the club feels surgery will be the ultimate outcome.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mets News: Matt Harvey consults with Roy Halladay about possible surgery

Mets News:

Sandy Alderson told Mike Lupica on ESPN New York 98.7 FM that Matt Harvey spoke at length with Roy Halladay on Tuesday. Halladay told Harvey that he, too, had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and never had it surgically repaired.

Still, Alderson portrayed Harvey's optimism about avoiding Tommy John surgery as partly denial. Alderson would only say there is "some possibility" surgery could be avoided.

An ESPN Stats & Information look at pitchers who have landed on the DL since 2010 with UCL tears found none returned to the majors in quicker than 11 months.

"I think anybody would be in denial to some extent," Alderson said. "And so, typically, in these situations where denial is part of one's reaction, the passage of time usually helps with that. The plan here is we're going to wait a couple of weeks, at least. I think the doctors also believe that we should wait a couple of weeks, three weeks, and then test it -- see if he's hurting, see if he's not hurting.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mets News: Matt Harvey says he'll be back April 1st, April Fools' Day?

Mets News:

The Mets put Matt Harvey on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament.

The team says no decision has been made on whether the All-Star starter will have Tommy John surgery.

But Harvey seemed to indicate he won’t need it. As he posted on Twitter:

Harvey is 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 26 starts.

I hope Harvey's Right, Lets pray for the best...LGM

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Commentary: With Harvey out, Will the Mets throw money at Starting Pitching Free Agents in 2014?

Commentary: With Harvey out, Will the Mets throw money at Starting Pitching Free Agents in 2014?

Now that the Mets have lost Matt Harvey possibly for most of the 2014 season due to possible Tommy John Surgery, the Mets must decide in the off-season how to replace their ace if they look to contend in 2014.

One option the Mets have is going is the Free Agency way. The Mets have money to spend due to multiple players coming off the books including Johan Santana.

Matt Garza will be the number one starter on the 2014 Free agency market and may demand large numbers on the open market, so I don't envision him a possibility.

The Mets could go a different route (more frugal way ) and look at pitchers Josh Johnson and Tim Lincecum, both whom having off years.

Johnson has had injuries this season and Lincecum has shown some greatness this season in throwing a no-hitter.

Both in their prime and have lead teams as aces in the past. Both could use a zip code change and be penciled in on any rotation at the top.

Lincecum's Career Stats:
2007 23 SFG 7 5 4.00 24 0 0 146.1 122 70 65 12 65 150
2008 24 SFG 18 5 2.62 33 2 1 227.0 182 72 66 11 84 265
2009 25 SFG 15 7 2.48 32 4 2 225.1 168 69 62 10 68 261
2010 26 SFG 16 10 3.43 33 1 1 212.1 194 84 81 18 76 231
2011 27 SFG 13 14 2.74 33 1 1 217.0 176 74 66 15 86 220
2012 28 SFG 10 15 5.18 33 0 0 186.0 183 111 107 23 90 190
2013 29 SFG 7 13 4.55 26 1 1 158.1 146 86 80 17 63 165
7 Yrs 86 69 3.46 214 9 6 1372.1 1171 566 527 106 532 1482
162 Game Avg. 14 11 3.46 34 1 1 218 186 90 84 17 84 235
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Josh Johnson's Career Stats:
2005 21 FLA 0 0 3.65 1 0 12.1 11 5 5 0 10 10
2006 22 FLA 12 7 3.10 24 0 157.0 136 63 54 14 68 133
2007 23 FLA 0 3 7.47 4 0 15.2 26 17 13 1 12 14
2008 24 FLA 7 1 3.61 14 1 87.1 91 36 35 7 27 77
2009 25 FLA 15 5 3.23 33 2 209.0 184 77 75 14 58 191
2010 26 FLA 11 6 2.30 28 1 183.2 155 51 47 7 48 186
2011 27 FLA 3 1 1.64 9 0 60.1 39 13 11 2 20 56
2012 28 MIA 8 14 3.81 31 0 191.1 180 84 81 14 65 165
2013 29 TOR 2 8 6.20 16 0 81.1 105 64 56 15 30 83
9 Yrs 58 45 3.40 160 4 998.0 927 410 377 74 338 915
162 Game Avg. 12 9 3.40 33 1 206 191 84 78 15 70 189
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Generated 8/27/2013.

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