Matt Harvey RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • After rough outing, Matt Harvey says he'll be ready whenever the Mets start him

    ESPN "When will Matt Harvey next pitch in a game for the New York Mets? The right-hander offered little insight after he allowed a career-high-matching seven runs, then watched his teammates rally for a season-defining 8-7 win against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. "I have no idea," Harvey said..." September 09

  • Keith Hernandez takes issue with Matt Harvey's innings limit

    Sporting News "The entire saga of Matt Harvey’s possible shutdown shines a light on the trouble with tracking pitchers by how many innings they throw. Not all innings are created equal. Harvey has thrown 166 1/3 innings for the Mets this season, with 2,459 pitches logged on his surgically repaired right arm...." September 08

  • Report: Mets plan to keep Harvey under 200 innings including playoffs

    The Score "The only thing we know for sure about Matt Harvey is that he'll start a crucial game against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, but the New York Mets are reportedly hoping for more. A person familiar with the Mets' plans told USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale that the club's goal is to keep the..." September 08

  • Mets ace Matt Harvey: 'I will pitch in the playoffs'

    CBS Sports "So that settles it? Following three days filled with uncertainty, anger and hurt feelings, Matt Harvey declared Sunday afternoon that he "will pitch in the playoffs" -- provided the Mets get there, of course. Harvey made his announcement in The Players' Tribune, Derek Jeter's venture where the..." September 07

  • Mets fans won’t forget: Matt Harvey’s a hypocrite

    New York Post "Go ahead. Be mad. Be furious. Boil all of your venom and aim it all at Matt Harvey, who’s got it coming. Harvey has proven to be the worst kind of sporting phony — the fake tough guy, a fugazi in full, all talk and no action. Rip away. Here: Here’s my blowtorch. What, he thinks we forgot..." September 07

  • The Mets have the perfect opening to trade Matt Harvey

    New York Post "Down the road, we might look back on what transpired Saturday and realize Matt Harvey did the Mets a favor. The diva right-hander just made it 180 times easier for the Mets, ever aware of how their actions play on the streets, to do what they should have done, anyway, this coming..." September 06

  • Harvey: Andrews gave me 180-innings limit "Mets ace Matt Harvey spoke about his innings-limit topic prior to the team's 7-0 win over the Marlins on Saturday at Marlins Park for the first time since his agent, Scott Boras, told CBS Sports on Friday that he shouldn't exceed 180 innings to protect his health. While Harvey insisted that..." September 06

  • Scott Boras plays innocent, blames Mets for Harvey overuse

    New York Post "Scott Boras understands he is going to be demonized for stating publicly that Matt Harvey should not exceed 180 innings this year. He knows his reputation as a lightning rod. However, Harvey’s agent emphasized two issues over and over in a phone call with The Post: 1. That Harvey would have..." September 05

  • Mets plan to pitch Matt Harvey into playoffs

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets intend to proceed with their innings plan for Matt Harvey that will allow him to pitch into the postseason, ignoring a stricter cap that agent Scott Boras advocated, which would lead to a shutdown, team sources told ESPN. Harvey has pitched 166⅓ innings in his first season..." September 05

  • How much will Matt Harvey pitch? Innings limit debate coming to a head

    CBS Sports "Mets star right-hander Matt Harvey may be getting close to his innings limit. Or he may not be. It's hard to know who's right here, but one thing's for sure: The Harvey innings situation is a budding controversy and source of consternation at a time nearly everything seems right in the Mets'..." September 04

  • Will Matt Harvey be skipped again? Mets reveal rotation plan

    New York Post "Steven Matz is a go for Sunday and Matt Harvey may be a no-go for a turn in the rotation later this season. In setting his alignment for the weekend — with the rookie Matz set to replace Noah Syndergaard for one start before the team possibly employs a six-man rotation — manager Terry Collins..." September 03

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins says looks like Matt Harvey will be skipped again. Doctors have advised not to exceed 180 innings.

  • Matt Harvey won't complain if Mets skip him again

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey is not fighting it. The Mets righthander who is coming off a season missed due to Tommy John surgery, had to skip a start last week, and he knows there might still be limits ahead in September — including, possibly, skipping another start. But the 26-year-old with a reputation for..." August 28

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Verrett will pitch Sunday. Harvey skipped.

  • Matt Harvey filling Derek Jeter's void by establishing own brand in NYC

    Sporting News "Mets ace Matt Harvey smiles as he tells me the best part about his new endorsement deal with AXE Hair. He gets bragging rights over fellow Mets pitchers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, despite their flowing locks. “Obviously, keeping up with deGrom and Syndergaard, I had to find a way to..." August 20

  • Mets may skip Harvey against the Rockies

    ESPN New York "New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is listed as the scheduled starter for Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. However, manager Terry Collins said the Mets may skip Harvey that turn as a way to conserve innings. It was known that the Mets intended to skip Harvey at..." August 19

  • Collins’ message to frustrated Harvey: ‘Get over’ 6-man rotation

    New York Post "Terry Collins has a message for Matt Harvey and any other Mets pitcher unhappy with the team’s six-man rotation. “They’ve got to get over it,” the Mets manager said Sunday before his team hammered the Dodgers 8-0. After his Saturday start against the Dodgers, on six days’ rest, Harvey..." July 06

  • Pedro Martinez says Mets were 'playing with fire' by sticking with Matt Harvey

    Sporting News "Former Mets ace Pedro Martinez has some advice for his old club: Don’t abuse Matt Harvey. Martinez chided manager Terry Collins for sticking too long with Harvey on Wednesday night. The Giants pounded Harvey for seven runs (all earned) on nine hits over six innings. Five of those runs came in..." June 11

  • Matt Harvey fine to start Friday night against the Marlins after reports of “dead arm” problem

    Hardball Talk "Mets ace Matt Harvey had the worst start of his young major league career on Saturday against the Pirates, surrendering seven runs in four innings, and manager Terry Collins indicated a few days later that Harvey is fighting through a period of “dead arm.” But all is well with the 26-year-old..." May 27

  • Terry Collins: Matt Harvey's struggles may be rooted in 'dead arm'

    ESPN New York "New York Mets manager Terry Collins, addressing the possible reasons behind one of Matt Harvey's worst career starts, says the ace may be dealing with apparent arm fatigue, or what Collins called "dead-arm stuff." Harvey, in his first season since coming off Tommy John surgery, won't require a..." May 25

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Left ankle sprain for Matt Harvey, #Mets announce, but will start Saturday vs. Yanks. Anthony Recker bone spur in elbow, but will play thru

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Matt Harvey getting a minor foot issue looked at it. Has pitched through it for a month. Will start Saturday, but doctor looking at it.

  • Mets win Matt Harvey's wild return to Citi, but David Wright hurt in 'weird' game

    New York Daily News "This particular Harvey Day started with fans chanting Matt Harvey’s name before he’d even thrown a pitch. But the lingering image of the Mets’ 6-5 victory Tuesday night over the Phillies was not from Harvey’s return to the Citi Field mound. It came afterward in the Met clubhouse, where David..." April 15

  • Mets Paying Bobby Bonilla Twice as Much as Matt Harvey This Year

    Sportsnaut "Former Major League Baseball player Bobby Bonilla hasn’t played in a professional game since 2001. He’s 52 years old and last stepped on a baseball diamond less than a year after George W. Bush moved into the White House. He’s also set to receive a $1.2 million paycheck from the New York Mets..." April 10

  • How Mets’ strategy of pitching Harvey in 2nd home game is paying off

    New York Post "Matt Harvey’s Citi Field return isn’t scheduled until Tuesday, but the Mets already consider it a success. According to Lou DePaoli, the team’s executive vice president and chief revenue officer, the Mets have already sold upward of 30,000 tickets for Harvey’s first home start since August..." April 10