Matt Harvey RUMORS & NEWS

  • What Mets' Matt Harvey can learn from Yankees' Michael Pineda

    ESPN "The career arcs of Matt Harvey and Michael Pineda are remarkably similar. Both are 27, born within two months of each another in 1989. Both were sensations as rookies. Both suffered serious, and in Pineda's case, potentially career-ending arm injuries, early in their careers. Both have struggled..." May 29

  • David Wright: Mets don’t agree with Matt Harvey’s media silence

    New York Post "Matt Harvey’s self-imposed gag order wasn’t a big hit in the Mets clubhouse. For now the struggling pitcher has enough to consider, but Mets captain David Wright indicated Wednesday he may eventually talk to Harvey about his decision the previous night to bolt the clubhouse without speaking to..." May 26

  • Silent Matt Harvey confirms he’s the phony Mets have enabled

    New York Post "The joke, of course, is that any of this would be remotely surprising by now. The Mets have abided by the Harvey Rules from Day 1, have tread lightly around him, have allowed him the kind of leeway and latitude that should never be afforded someone with 75 career starts, no matter how promising he..." May 25

  • Matt Harvey will remain in Mets rotation, manager Terry Collins says

    USA Today "Matt Harvey, mired in the worst three-start stretch of his career, will remain in the New York Mets' rotation, manager Terry Collins announced Wednesday morning, hours after Harvey was hit hard by the division rival Washington Nationals for the second time in less than a week. The erstwhile..." May 25

  • Matt Harvey won't skip start during struggles, proclaims 'I'm not a quitter'

    The Comeback "Matt Harvey has struggled mightily this season. Once the top option amongst the best starting five in baseball, the Mets starter is mired in arguably the worst stretch of his career. Harvey is 3-6 and his ERA has ballooned to 5.77 after he allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings in the worst start of..." May 24

  • Mets slot Harvey in for Tuesday after sim game "As teammates clambered to the top step of the dugout, Matt Harvey took the mound Saturday amid an unusual scene at Citi Field. Throwing multiple innings in a simulated game, Harvey put in the extra work that he hopes will help him begin climbing out of his career-worst funk. A good chunk of the..." May 22

  • Scott Boras Says Mets Not at Fault for any Matt Harvey Struggles

    Fox Sports "When I asked Scott Boras about struggling Mets right-hander Matt Harvey on Friday, he started talking about a pitcher who had a 6.55 ERA last May 30 before going on the disabled list with neck stiffness. “If I gave you those numbers, you would have to say that this pitcher is in the dumps,”..." May 21

  • NY paper rips 'Super Zero' Matt Harvey

    The Score "Three years ago, Matt Harvey was an All-Star. This season, he could be benched. Following his All-Star season in 2013, Harvey missed the following year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. In his 2015 return he was solid, pitching to a 2.71 ERA, while striking out 8.9 hitters per nine..." May 20

  • Nationals star Bryce Harper ‘feels bad’ for Mets’ Matt Harvey

    New York Daily News "Bryce Harper began Thursday’s game 0-for-20 for his career against Matt Harvey, before extending that personal futility string by flying out in his first bat. But the reigning NL MVP wasn’t in any mood to gloat about breaking that schneid with a single in his next at-bat, nor especially for..." May 20

  • Mets will 'take a look' at skipping struggling Matt Harvey's next turn

    ESPN "Mets right-hander Matt Harvey might not have a chance to redeem himself against the Washington Nationals next week. After Harvey allowed a career-high nine runs in a career-low 2 2/3 innings in a 9-1 rubber-game loss against the Nationals on Thursday night, manager Terry Collins indicated that..." May 20

  • Matt Harvey: 'It's just frustrating being out there right now'

    ESPN New York "New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has no explanation for his subpar season. "From one start to the next, it doesn't feel the same at all," Harvey said Friday, after allowing five runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. "So, for me, it's frustrating. It..." May 14

  • The scary trend Matt Harvey and other aces are facing

    Yahoo! Sports "The number of frontline starters who have lost a significant amount of fastball velocity compared to the first month-plus of last season is startling. This isn’t just a few stragglers. It’s a half-dozen of the game’s best pitchers and a handful more in the next tier. It’s Cy Young winners and..." May 09

  • Matt Harvey’s biggest backer admits: ‘There’s an unknown’

    New York Post "Scott Boras agrees with Terry Collins: Matt Harvey’s early-season struggles could have something to do with his 2015 workload. The Dark Knight’s agent also shares the Mets manager’s public optimism that Harvey will right himself. “When you have a genius, you don’t take him out of fifth grade..." May 04

  • Struggling Harvey frustrated with mechanics

    The Score "New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has an idea why he's off to a slow start, and he believes his recent struggles all come down to mechanical issues with his delivery. "Right now, I'm not feeling good with my mechanics. I'm not feeling good throwing the ball," Harvey told reporters after a..." May 04

  • Timing of Matt Harvey’s plunge may be most baffling of all

    New York Post "Welcome to Matt Harvey’s new reality. He’s no longer the Mets’ ace. There is much work to be done for Harvey. Yes, he snuck away with the victory in the Mets’ 6-3 win over the pitiful Braves on Friday night at Turner Field, but he had to use every ounce of energy to make it through five innings..." April 23

  • Mechanics to blame for Matt Harvey's troubles?

    CBS Sports "Mets starter Matt Harvey is off to a pretty poor start to the 2016 season. After Saturday's 7-5 loss in Cleveland, Harvey is now 0-3 with a 5.71 ERA. He's only struck out nine while having walked seven. In all, that looks bad, but the Mets believe they know what's going on with him. Pitching..." April 17

  • Matt Harvey 'mad' about media's bladder issue jokes

    CBS Sports "Collins: Mets ace Matt Harvey 'mad' about media's bladder issue jokes By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer March 31, 2016 7:50 pm ET Earlier this week, it was discovered that Mets ace Matt Harvey had blood clots in his bladder. In the ensuing hours, people had a field day with jokes. Deadspin's..." April 01

  • Mets ace Matt Harvey had blood clots in his bladder that have passed, will start Opening Day

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey had a medical scare when doctors found blood clots in his bladder Monday, a source close to the Mets pitcher said, but the ace will start Opening Day. Though the blood clots passed, Harvey walked into the Mets clubhouse Tuesday looking tired and pale, wearing a hospital bracelet on..." March 29

  • Matt Harvey shut down for the rest of spring training for . . . reasons

    Hardball Talk "Matt Harvey did not travel with the team to Jupiter, Florida today because he had a “non-orthopedic doctor’s appointment.” The Mets did not say what it was about, but now they are saying that he is being shut down for the spring. What’s more, when asked about how this impacts his season opening..." March 28

  • Who is the ace of the Mets: Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom?

    ESPN New York "Matt Harvey drives a Maserati, was raised in Connecticut and hangs out with models at New York Rangers games. Jacob deGrom has a pickup truck with 40-inch wheels, grew up in rural Florida assisting on a neighbor’s cattle ranch, and is married and awaiting his first child, a son due April 5. The..." March 22

  • Mets name Matt Harvey opening day starter

    Newark Star-Ledger "The announcement came a day earlier than expected, but the result wasn't altered for Mets manager Terry Collins: An ace will toe the rubber on Opening Day in Kansas City on April 3, and Matt Harvey is choice. Harvey, in the midst of a tremendous spring and sporting a slider that could put him..." March 17

  • Matt Harvey rolls into spring training in $150K Maserati

    New York Post "The forecast for Florida calls for sunny skies — and Dark Knights. Mets hurler Matt Harvey hops into his personal “bat”-mobile — a $150,000 Maserati — outside the team’s facility in Port St. Lucie, where the weather will be in the high 60s all week as pitchers and catchers report for spring..." February 17

  • Matt Harvey open to inking long-term extension with Mets

    ESPN "Matt Harvey is the first among the heralded young pitchers with the New York Mets to be eligible for free agency. And upon arriving at camp Monday, Harvey did not rule out a long-term extension with the organization. "I think whatever comes up is going to come up," said Harvey, who is under..." February 16

  • Harvey initially thought DeGrom was a woman

    The Score "Jacob deGrom's long locks have made him the envy of many, and apparently caused some confusion with one of his New York Mets teammates when he was first called up to the majors in 2014. Appearing on "Late Night with Seth Myers" on Wednesday, Matt Harvey recanted the first time he saw DeGrom and..." February 06

  • Mets Avoid Arbitration With Harvey, Tejada, Reed, Torres, Edgin

    Mets Merized Online "Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets have agreed to contracts with relievers Addison Reed for $5.3 million, Carlos Torres for $1.05 million, and Josh Edgin for $625,000, thus avoiding arbitration. Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record adds hat the Mets have also settled with Matt Harvey..." January 15

  • Matt Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, says innings limit fiasco was a 'misunderstanding'

    New York Daily News "It was all a big “misunderstanding.” Uber agent Scott Boras, who started a firestorm in September over Matt Harvey’s innings limit, threatening that the Mets would be putting the right-hander in peril if he was used too much down the stretch, is now happy with the way things worked out. “I..." November 16

  • Donaldson takes top prize from peers at Players Choice Awards

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continues to collect the accolades coming off the best season of his five-year career. After being named the American League Hank Aaron Award winner last month, Donaldson was named the 2015 Player of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on Monday..." November 10

  • Mets ace Matt Harvey named NL Comeback Player of the Year

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey navigated through innings-limit drama in his return from Tommy John surgery to propel the Mets to the World Series. On Thursday, the ace was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year. The righthander went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA over 29 starts in 2015. “Matt Harvey did..." November 05

  • Mets GM squashes Matt Harvey trade rumors

    The Score "The book has barely closed on the 2015 season, and Matt Harvey's future in the Big Apple is already being questioned. New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson held his year-end press conference Wednesday to announce a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins, but was quickly..." November 04

  • Matt Harvey gets over World Series loss with Victoria’s Secret model

    Page Six "Matt Harvey has found the perfect medicine to give his flaggin spirits a boost after he and the Mets blew the World Series Sunday night – hot blond Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor, Page Six has learned. The Amazin’s hunky hurler, 26, was spotted Monday at a swanky CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund..." November 04

  • What will Matt Harvey’s 216 innings mean for next year?

    New York Post "In the end, Matt Harvey decimated any projected innings limitations and wanted to keep going. The Mets right-hander finished the year with 216 innings pitched, including the postseason — a number that might have seemed inconceivable in spring training when team officials were discussing a..." November 03

  • Collins says he'll second-guess Harvey decision 'for a long time'

    The Score "When Matt Harvey talked Terry Collins into sending him out for the ninth inning of Game 5 on Sunday, it made for one of the most compelling moments of the postseason. After watching the Kansas City Royals rally for two runs in the inning en route to their second World Series title in franchise..." November 02

  • Matt Harvey splits with model girlfriend

    Page Six "Mets ace Matt Harvey had more on his mind than just baseball as he took the mound for Game 1 of the World Series — he recently broke up with his model girlfriend, sources told Page Six. The hurler called it quits with Polish gal pal Ania Cywinska amid a bout of partying a few weeks ago, the..." October 29

  • Sporting News MLB awards: Matt Harvey voted NL Comeback Player of the Year

    Sporting News "Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey is Sporting News' 2015 National League Comeback Player of the Year, as selected by a panel of 198 NL players. SN has given out the award since 1965. The 26-year-old right-hander edged out Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez by six votes. Harvey started the 2013..." October 26

  • Matt Harvey has no doubts he will pitch for Mets in potential Game 5

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey seems to be the only one not confused. The Mets’ right-hander, who has a badly bruised right triceps, threw on flat ground before Game 3 of the NLCS and said he felt good and “ready to go” for a possible Game 5 start. “I am ready when they need me,” Harvey said. He took a line..." October 21

  • Matt Harvey Took Out Insurance On His Arm

    Deadspin "The controversy over Matt Harvey’s innings limit turned out to be a lot of nothing: the Mets merely skipped Harvey’s starts and gave him shorter outings, and he’s off the leash for however long this playoff run lasts. But that doesn’t change the fact that Harvey’s already thrown 23 more innings..." October 20

  • Mets worried about swelling in Matt Harvey's arm from line drive

    CBS Sports "A scary moment for right-hander Matt Harvey during Game 1 of the NLCS has become a lingering source of concern for the New York Mets. And it's got nothing to do with innings limits or Harvey's status as a post-op Tommy John patient. Harvey struck out nine, allowing two runs and four hits over 7..." October 20

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Matt Harvey said his triceps was "dented" on line drive. Felt OK for rest of game. Little swollen now.

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Matt Harvey will pitch Game 1. #Mets

  • Matt Harvey told Terry Collins he “wants to be available too” in Game 5 of NLDS

    Hardball Talk "Jacob deGrom is starting for the Mets in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday evening in Los Angeles and Noah Syndergaard will be available to piggyback deGrom if necessary. There might be another lethal right-hander stationed at the ready in the visitors bullpen at Dodger Stadium … Mets manager..." October 15

  • Boras: ‘Harvey gave his arm already’ for the Mets "Matt Harvey‘s agent Scott Boras, who last month said Harvey should be on a hard innings limit to protect his long-term health, did not discuss how he felt about Harvey’s innings total when he spoke to the media before Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday. “I’m not going to comment on it. I just want to..." October 10

  • Terry Collins’ deal with Mets ace Matt Harvey: ‘You go pitch good, I’ll take care of the rest’

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey owes Terry Collins. On Wednesday, after the Mets finished their on-field workout with Harvey there from the beginning, the manager tried to defuse the controversy caused by his star pitcher getting “stuck in a tunnel” — or just screwing up — the day before. “I talked to him this..." October 08

  • Collins: Harvey must deal with teammates after missing workout

    The Score "Matt Harvey is in the news yet again and this time, he's going to have to explain to his teammates why he's creating a distraction prior to the National League Division Series. The New York Mets pitcher missed a mandatory team workout on Tuesday after getting stuck in traffic. When asked if..." October 06

  • Matt Harvey skips out on Mets’ mandatory workout

    New York Post "The Matt Harvey drama isn’t over, yet. The Mets star pitcher was a no-show at the team’s Tuesday workout after getting stuck in traffic. Harvey alerted manager Terry Collins, who told the right-hander — slated to start Game 3 against the Dodgers in the NLDS — to turn around because he was..." October 06

  • Sandy Alderson confirms Matt Harvey likely limited to one NLDS start

    ESPN "New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated on Tuesday that Matt Harvey "probably" will make only one Division Series start against the Los Angeles Dodgers, even though Harvey recently expressed a desire to relax the restrictive innings cap advocated by his agent. Alderson joined..." September 29

  • Matt Harvey puts innings limit fiasco behind him as he shows Mets he's still their ace

    New York Daily News "Terry Collins was in the outfield during batting practice at Citi Field last Tuesday when Matt Harvey approached him and said, “I need to talk to you." “The way he said it,’’ the Mets’ manager recalled, “I knew something was eating at him." As it turned out, that was the start of a new..." September 28

  • Cal Ripken says Matt Harvey is in a ‘no-win situation’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The battle between the New York Mets and superagent Scott Boras over a proposed strict innings limit for Matt Harvey has put the pitcher in a “no-win situation,” so says renowned baseball ironman Cal Ripken. Ripken, now a TBS analyst, was in New York to promote the network’s upcoming postseason..." September 24

  • Jacob deGrom is proof Mets are handling Matt Harvey perfectly

    New York Post "There are lessons to be learned from the Matt Harvey Experience and all the Mets have to do is look back at Jacob deGrom, who is lined up to start Game 1 of the NLDS. DeGrom missed the 2011 season after Tommy John surgery following the 2010 season. In 2012, deGrom pitched 111 ¹/₃ minor..." September 23

  • Mets plan to pitch Matt Harvey in regular half-outings to keep him sharp

    ESPN New York "In order to keep Matt Harvey sharp for the postseason, the New York Mets now plan to give him regular starts down the stretch. However, the starts will be half-outings, with another pitcher being used after Harvey for multiple innings. The plan is likely to begin next Sunday against the New..." September 13

  • Matt Harvey to make two more regular-season starts, Mets' GM says

    Sporting News "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is planning to have ace Matt Harvey pitch two more times in the regular season as he looks to limit Harvey's use in his first season since Tommy John surgery. Alderson told reporters Wednesday that Harvey will skip his next start in the Mets' six-man..." September 10

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