Matt Harvey RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Harvey spinning his wheels with the Reds, too

    New York Post "Matt Harvey isn’t racking up the wins for the Reds either. Harvey was outdueled by Chad Kuhl who pitched six solid innings to win for the first time since May 6, a span of seven starts as the Pirates edged the Reds 3-2 Friday night. The Pirates pulled ahead 3-2 in the..." June 16

  • Matt Harvey never gave the Reds a chance

    New York Post "The Matt Harvey the Mets decided to trade is back. Harvey allowed four runs in the second inning as the Reds fell 8-2 to the Padres on Saturday night. San Diego rookie left-hander Eric Lauer pitched five strong innings, drove in his first run and picked off Joey Votto to tie for the..." June 03

  • Matt Harvey's fresh start as a Red begins Friday night versus Dodgers

    ESPN "The start of Matt Harvey's time with the Cincinnati Reds, and the beginning of what he hopes is a revival to his once-promising career, will come in a road start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Harvey met his new teammates on Thursday, two days after the Reds acquired him from..." May 11

  • Matt Harvey’s Decline Has Been Tough To Watch

    CBS Washington "Whether or not you’re a fan of the New York Mets, you have to feel for Matt Harvey. Harvey looked like a star in the making during his rookie season. He started 10 games during his rookie campaign in 2012, pitching to a 2.73 ERA and holding opponents to a .200 batting average. The 6-foot-4..." May 09

  • Mets Expect To Trade Matt Harvey

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are “confident” they will strike a deal involving righty Matt Harvey, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). At this point, says Rosenthal, there are “four to five teams interested” in taking a chance on the former ace. Harvey was formally designated for assignment..." May 07

  • Report: Giants have discussed taking flyer on Matt Harvey

    Sportsnaut "Despite struggling mightily in 2018, recently DFA’d pitcher Matt Harvey is drawing some interest. The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners have both reportedly expressed interest. The San Francisco Giants are reportedly exploring a Harvey deal, as well. There’s certainly a need for the..." May 07

  • Some teams reportedly interested in trading for Matt Harvey for some reason

    Hardball Talk "The Mets designated Matt Harvey for assignment over the weekend because (a) he seemingly can’t pitch good anymore; and (b) he’s been a difficult presence who seems hellbent on sabotaging himself. Meanwhile, he’s making $5.6 million bucks, so if a team were to trade for him, they’d have to pay..." May 07

  • Mets' Matt Harvey era officially ends with pitcher lacking both allies and results

    USA Today "As Matt Harvey's tenure with the Mets officially ended Saturday, the righty departed the organization lacking both allies and results. Conversations with teammates, team and league sources painted Harvey as a loner who did not have many folks in his corner while he played out his final games..." May 06

  • Mets players come to Matt Harvey's defense

    New York Post "The change was for the best, and yes, Matt Harvey deserves a chance with another team. That was the word from Harvey’s teammates, who called the move a “bombshell’’ and “shocking’’ after they found out the right-hander rejected a minor league assignment and was designated for assignment by the..." May 05

  • Mets willing to eat big chunk of Harvey's salary for better trade return

    The Score "The New York Mets are hopeful they can find a trade partner for Matt Harvey, and they're willing to pony up some dough to make it happen. The Mets are apparently telling teams they're willing to eat a significant chunk of the $4.5 million in salary still owed to Harvey in order to get a better..." May 05

  • Scott Boras: Why Matt Harvey rejected Mets’ minors request

    New York Post "Matt Harvey rejected going to the minors for the Mets because he still sees himself as a major league starter and did not think a demotion was the best way to get back into a rotation, his agent, Scott Boras, told The Post. “They wanted him to pitch in the minors,” Boras said by phone. “We..." May 04

  • Mets To Designate Matt Harvey

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets will designate Matt Harvey tomorrow, GM Sandy Alderson tells reporters including’s Anthony DiComo (via Twitter). The decision was made after Harvey declined to accept a minor-league assignment — as he has the ability to do given his MLB service time. It’s stunning, on the one..." May 04

  • Matt Harvey refuses to see just how bad things have gotten

    New York Post "Matt Harvey cited positives. Mickey Callaway described it as a “blip.” Apparently, five runs over two innings is making progress these days for Harvey. The one-time dominant right-hander, who has struggled since being demoted to the bullpen after back-to-back injury-riddled lost seasons,..." May 04

  • Matt Harvey booed off the field after another awful performance

    Sportsnaut "Things have not gone well for New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey in 2018. They only got worse during Thursday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, and the home fans let him have it. The fans at Citi Field weren’t the only ones critical of Harvey. The really bad thing for Harvey is that this..." May 03

  • Matt Harvey wasn’t listed first as Mets ponder deGrom fill-in

    New York Post "One man’s hyperextended elbow may be another man’s return to the rotation. While absolutely nothing is certain, Mets manager Mickey Callaway brought up Matt Harvey, who has been demoted to the bullpen, as a possible option to take Jacob deGrom’s spot in the rotation should the injury deGrom..." May 03

  • Mets, Matt Harvey need to part ways

    Hardball Talk "On Monday, Ian Mohr of the New York Post’s Page Six published a report that Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was seen partying in San Diego on Saturday night, the night before he gave up a home run in another disappointing relief appearance against the Padres. The report cited “a spy” who suggested that..." May 02

  • Mets GM savagely throws Matt Harvey under the bus

    Sportsnaut "The 2018 season has gone well for the New York Mets. The same, however, can not be said for the one-time starter, now reliever, Matt Harvey. And judging by a recent quote from general manager Sandy Alderson, the Mets are growing tired of their one-time Phenom. While the Mets won Friday’s game..." May 01

  • Matt Harvey partied in LA night before wobbly game

    Page Six "Matt Harvey was partying in LA the night before he had a wobbly time coming out of the bullpen for the Mets in San Diego, sources told Page Six. Harvey attended the Thursday opening of hot Avra Beverly Hills, where guests included Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford, Ellen Pompeo and Selma..." April 30

  • Is Matt Harvey starting to reluctantly accept bullpen demotion?

    Sportress of Blogitude "On Friday night, Matt Harvey made his second bullpen appearance against the San Diego Padres after being demoted from the New York Mets’ starting rotation. Harvey pitched one inning to close out the game and allowed a home run and walked a batter before shutting the door on a Mets’ 5-1 victory...." April 28

  • Matt Harvey curses at reporter after bullpen question

    Larry Brown Sports " Matt Harvey is having a rough go of it. The New York Mets pitcher did not talk with the media on Tuesday after his first bullpen appearance of the season. On Wednesday, he declined to speak with reporters again and even threw in a curse word for good measure." April 25

  • Matt Harvey refuses to speak with media after first bullpen outing

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey made his first bullpen appearance of the season for the New York Mets on Tuesday night, and we have no way of knowing how the right-hander felt about it. After he allowed two hits and one earned run in two innings of relief work, Harvey refused to speak with reporters about his new..." April 25

  • Matt Harvey’s first appearance out of the bullpen was not great

    Hardball Talk "Over the weekend, the Mets decided to move struggling starter Matt Harvey to the bullpen, hoping he would re-find success in a new role. His first appearance as a reliever this season wasn’t particularly impressive. Harvey entered in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday night against the..." April 25

  • How Mets now will use Matt Harvey, who isn’t getting babied

    New York Post "Fixing Matt Harvey is important to the Mets, but it hardly ranks as the team’s primary goal. So Harvey, in his new role as reliever, will be treated like any other member of the bullpen. In other words, the Mets will not create situations for Harvey to pitch just for the sake of getting him..." April 25

  • John Smoltz, Hall of Fame starter-turned-closer, believes Harvey isn't done just yet despite demotion to bullpen

    New York Daily News "That July night in 2001, John Smoltz had already started 356 games and won 157 of them. The four-time All-Star was as nervous as a rookie when he got ready for his first appearance out of the bullpen. The future Hall of Famer was dealing with learning to pitch after Tommy John surgery, the..." April 24

  • Mets send Matt Harvey to bullpen

    New York Post " Matt Harvey’s immediate fate has been decided: He is headed to the Mets’ bullpen. Manager Mickey Callaway reached the decision Saturday after lefty Jason Vargas was cleared medically to pitch in a rehab game for Triple-A Las Vegas. " April 21

  • It's time for the Mets to move on from Matt Harvey

    The Score "As Matt Harvey walked off the mound in the bottom of the sixth inning of Thursday's game in Atlanta, he appeared confident. After all, the right-hander had retired the side in order with just 16 pitches, and he'd lasted six innings for the first time since last May, blanking the Braves over the..." April 20

  • Matt Harvey not interested in bullpen move: 'I'm a starting pitcher'

    The Score "Matt Harvey's fall from grace could land him in the New York Mets' bullpen, but The Dark Knight doesn't appear ready to make such a move. Following another bad outing Thursday against the Atlanta Braves, manager Mickey Callaway told reporters, including Mike Puma of the New York Post, that it..." April 20

  • Matt Harvey’s job could be on the line in this start

    New York Post "Matt Harvey knows who he isn’t anymore. The fastball and slider he used to emasculate scores of major league hitters are gone, forever altered after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and another procedure for thoracic outlet syndrome. So, if the former All-Star Game starter doesn’t begin..." April 19

  • Matt Harvey says Mets have sent a message across 'all of baseball'

    SNY TV "Matt Harvey wasn't shy about his expectations for the Mets before the season, saying they were going to "shock" people. And he was clear after the Mets swept the Nationals on Sunday night that he feels the team has sent a message not just to the Nats, but to the league. "Coming in here and..." April 10

  • The successful unveiling of the new Matt Harvey

    New York Post "Welcome to the new Matt Harvey and a new way of handling him. It should prove to be a winning combination. Mickey Callaway and pitching coach Dave Eiland used Harvey for five shutout innings Tuesday night at a cold, wet Citi Field against the Phillies. This was a healthy Harvey who wasn’t..." April 04

  • Mets think they cracked open Matt Harvey, with two words

    New York Post "Courage and conviction. Those are the two passwords to success Mickey Callaway and Dave Eiland are looking for from their pitchers. Show those characteristics and you will go a long way in the Mets’ rotation. That is the challenge facing Matt Harvey on Tuesday night, when he makes one of the..." April 03

  • Harvey on 2018 Mets: 'I think we're going to shock a lot of people'

    SNY TV "Matt Harvey has high expectations for the Mets this season, believing the team will rebound after an injury-plagued, 92-loss season in 2017. "The sky's the limit," Harvey said Monday after his final tuneup during an intrasquad game. "We're going to be really good. I think we're going to shock..." March 26

  • With another strong spring outing, Matt Harvey proving he doesn’t need to be ‘Dark Knight’ of old

    New York Daily News "After watching Matt Harvey grind through three innings on Tuesday, a scout at Roger Dean Stadium put down his radar gun and nodded at his colleague. “Maybe not the Matt Harvey of 2013 or 2015,” the scout said, “but that is certainly a much, much better Matt Harvey than we’ve seen in recent..." March 21

  • The case for a Matt Harvey renaissance saving Mets season

    New York Post "The Mets offense will go as their power bats go. First base coach Ruben Amaro can work tirelessly at drills, but that is not going to transform this into a team that can manufacture runs. The bullpen will be a lot better if the Mets get 2015 Jeurys Familia, not 2017. Still – barring the..." March 06

  • Matt Harvey has let go of the Dark Knight moniker

    SNY TV "The Dark Knight, Harvey Day stuff seems like a one-time movie I watched or concert I attended a long, long time ago. It exists only as a fun, unique memory that I'll never see again. And that's OK, I'm fine with it being in the past. We all grow up, gain perspective and adjust our goals and..." March 01

  • Matt Harvey to start Wednesday, with Wheeler piggybacking

    SNY TV "Matt Harvey will make his Spring Training debut when he starts against the Braves on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m., manager Mickey Callaway said on Monday. Harvey returned from Thoracic Outlet surgery last season, and also dealt with an injury to his scapula that kept him out of action from June 15..." February 26

  • The expectations Matt Harvey and Mets really should have

    New York Post "Regarding Matt Harvey and the Mets, it’s time to stop being polite and start getting real. Harvey’s right shoulder is stronger than ever? Mickey Callaway couldn’t overlook his upside? OK. Nothing is impossible. Yet after everything this pitcher and this team have endured and experienced..." February 16

  • Matt Harvey aiming to dominate again: 'There's a lot I want to prove'

    SNY TV "Mets RHP Matt Harvey, who dealt with serious injury issues in 2016 and 2017, is aiming to again be the dominant pitcher he was in 2013 and 2015. "Going in to this year, I strive to be better than I was before," Harvey said on Thursday morning while speaking for the first time since last..." February 15

  • Matt Harvey’s ‘bad habits’ already have been discovered

    New York Post "Matt Harvey’s flaws from last season have been clearly visible to the new Mets pitching coach. “Mechanically, It looks to me like he got into some bad habits simply because he had some injuries,” Dave Eiland said Wednesday. “And he was probably doing something with his lower half to help his..." February 15

  • Matt Harvey-No lingering concerns in 2018?

    The Fantasy Doctors "New York Mets SP Matt Harvey will look to bounce back in 2018 after dealing with a scapular stress reaction in his throwing shoulder last season. The injury occured in July 2017. Harvey received PRP injection to stimulate healing." February 12

  • Callaway says Harvey is locating again, excited for 2018 season

    SNY TV "For Matt Harvey, 2017 was a disaster. Battling injury and poor performance, Harvey posted career-worsts across the board. The 28-year-old Harvey, who is eligible for free agency after next season, had a 6.70 ERA and 1.69 WHIP with just 67 strikeouts in 97 2/3 innings. But new manager Mickey..." January 29

  • Mets and Matt Harvey avoid arbitration with one-year, $5.625 million deal

    New York Daily News "The Mets and Matt Harvey avoided arbitration on Friday with an agreement on a one-year, $5.625 contract for the 2018 season, a source confirmed to the Daily News. After a 2017 season marred by injury, a team-mandated suspension and poor pitching when he was on the mound, Harvey will be back for..." January 12

  • John Franco thinks the Matt Harvey of old will return in 2018

    SNY TV "Former Mets closer John Franco recently saw Matt Harvey and has faith the he will rebound in 2018. "He looks in great shape," Franco said. "I think he's got his head on straight now. This is a big year for him." I think this year, you'll see the old Matt Harvey. His work ethic is..." January 03