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

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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Generated 8/27/2013.

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.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mets News: Torres to replace Harvey in Mets rotation

Mets News:

Carlos Torres will replace Matt Harvey in the rotation and start Thursday against the Phillies, according to Mets manager Terry Collins.

"He's the obvious choice of the guys that are here right now," Collins said before the Mets face Philadelphia. "Sandy [Alderson] and I, we've been trying to struggle with today, how we're going to handle this whole thing as opposed to who's replacing him."

Torres has bounced between the rotation and bullpen this season, as he's been the team's go-to spot starter. He had been slated to start Friday against Detroit, but the signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka kept him in the bullpen.

As a starter, Torres is 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA in three starts. He pitched quite well in his first two outings, but he gave up eight runs in three innings against Washington on July 28. Torres is 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA this season.

With Torres heading to the rotation, the Mets likely will need another bullpen arm, but the team has not yet placed Matt Harvey on the disabled list. Reliever Greg Burke, who was sent down Thursday for Matsuzaka, could be called up. The team could also look at outfielder Mike Baxter, who was demoted Friday.

Mets News: Matt Harvey to DL with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow

Mets News:

In a devastating blow to the New York Mets, right-hander Matt Harvey has been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, general manager Sandy Alderson announced Monday.

Harvey will be placed on the disabled list and prescribed rest for now. Surgery has not been ruled out, the team said.

If Harvey required Tommy John surgery, he would miss most if not all of the 2014 season.

Harvey was sent Monday morning to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan after complaining of fatigue and mentioning discomfort following a 102-pitch start Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. As part of that exam, Dr. David Altchek had Harvey undergo an MRI that revealed the tear.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Video: Matt Harvey asks New Yorkers about Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey goes on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ... He goes undercover to ask New Yorkers about Matt Harvey.

Monday, July 15, 2013

All-Star News: Matt Harvey Named Starting Pitcher Of NL All-Star Team

All-Star News:

Matt Harvey has been named the National League starting pitcher at the 84th All-Star Game to be played at Citi Field tomorrow at 8 p.m. EST

Harvey is the third Mets pitcher to start an All-Star Game. Dwight Gooden started the 1988 All-Star Game at Cincinnati and the 1986 Game at Houston. Tom Seaver started the 1970 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Harvey became the fourth pitcher in club history to make the All-Star team in his first full season in the majors. He joins Seaver (1967), Jerry Koosman (1968) and Gooden (1984).

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mets News: David Wright and Matt Harvey Jerseys selling better than Derek Jeter

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, David Wright and Matt Harvey Jerseys are now more popular than Derek Jeter.

At least, in terms of 2013 Jersey Sales according to Major League Baseball.

Here is the Top 20 list of  MLB Jersey Sellers in 2013:

  1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
  2. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
  3. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
  4. David Wright, New York Mets
  5. Matt Harvey, New York Mets
  6. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
  7. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
  8. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
  9. Mike Trout, LA Angels of Anaheim
  10. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
  11. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers
  12. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
  13. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
  14. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
  15. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
  16. Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants
  17. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
  18. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
  19. Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants
  20. Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Marcum Out for Season, Harvey to Miss Start?, Lyon released

Mets News and Notes:

New York Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum will undergo surgery next Monday in St. Louis to address numbness and coldness in his pitching hand and will miss the remainder of the season, assistant general manager John Ricco said Tuesday.

Manager Terry Collins said right-hander Carlos Torres will move into Marcum's rotation spot, at least until left-hander Jonathon Niese returns from the disabled list.

Torres may start Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates in place of Matt Harvey. The decision is unresolved, Collins said.

Harvey has been dealing with a blister, although Collins said Harvey reported improvement Tuesday. Another motivation for potentially skipping Harvey on Saturday is that the Mets are looking for ways to limit his innings count without shutting him down at the end of the season.

Four days after being designated for assignment, Brandon Lyon has been placed on release waivers by the Mets. Assuming unclaimed, Lyon will become a free agent.

Lyon, 33, was 2-2 with a 4.98 ERA in 37 relief appearances.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Niese gets positive exam, Wright picks HR Derby Teammates, Germen up - Marcum DL?, Bochy leaning for Harvey to start ASG

Mets News and Notes:

Jonathon Niese had a favorable reexamination on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and has been cleared to go to the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to begin the rehab process, a source told

Niese had landed on the disabled list after a June 20 start with what the team labeled a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder.

NL Home Run Derby captain David Wright has selected Carlos Gonzalez, Bryce Harper and Michael Cuddyer to join him as teammates for the July 15 event at Citi Field.

Robinson Cano on the American League side selected Prince Fielder, Chris Davis and a yet-to-be-determined participant.

Wright said the rationale for his picks was straightforward: He picked the NL home run leader (Gonzalez), the leading vote-getter by a large margin by fans (Harper) and one choice for himself -- his childhood friend Cuddyer. Wright said all three accepted, so he never got further down on his list, despite other deserving candidates.

Gonzalez Germen is en route to San Francisco, the Mets announced, signaling Shaun Marcum appears headed to the disabled list.

Because Germen has not been in the minors 10 days, he can only return if a major league player lands on the DL.

Germen is not due to arrive until late in Monday's game at the earliest, so he will not be active for the series opener and Marcum will not be placed on the DL tonight.

Marcum was examined by a specialist in St. Louis on Monday because of tingling and numbness in his cold right hand. Assistant GM John Ricco said full details would not be disclosed until Tuesday.

Dillon Gee visited the same specialist, doctor Robert Thompson, last July at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Pic of Day: Sneak Peak of Matt Harvey's nude photo-shoot for ESPN the Magazine

If you got it Matt, Flaunt it - LOL
Matt Harvey shows off his form that’s made him the ace of the Mets staff in ESPN The Magazine’s fifth annual body issue.

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