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  1. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    My point in bringing those up is that they suggest that, though still obviously BAD, that Harvey hasn't been quite as bad as his ERA suggests. I think his 6.08 ERA very much reflects how lousy he's been...it's been discussed already, but in his "good" start against SD, he got pretty lucky to walk away with the numbers he had.
  2. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    As far as the ERA goes, if you believe in sabes, his FIP (4.40) and xFIP (4.19) point to positive regression coming. Based on what I've seen so far, it's kind of hard to see that coming anytime soon (and I thought it would, until his last start). Murph positively teed off on him when he hit his moonshot. And even with some sloppy fielding behind him, I just don't see a lot of bad-luck seeing-eye hits off him...hell, I think Syndergaard has had more bad-luck hits against him than Harvey. The problem for Harvey with regards to his level of suckage is that everyone is going to speculate on what the cause is until he turns it around (too much of a NY party-boy/attention whore. Too much work last year. Tommy John issues. Mechanics.), and maybe that's why he doesn't want to talk to anyone right now, because he doesn't have the answers or might volunteer one that pisses off even more people. In some ways, he's probably in a lose-lose situation, but Wright's comments make it pretty clear that his teammates think he should suck it up and at least make himself available, even if he says next to nothing at all. This has to be making him nuts though...not only has he been the worst pitcher by far in the Mets' rotation, you know it's gotta be getting to him that Syndergaard and Matz are the new fair-haired boys...hell, even deGrom, who's been more Zack Wheeler lately but far from awful, is taking a backseat to these guys at the moment. I think deGrom couldn't care less about that...as long as he's pitching effectively I don't think much else really matters to him, as far as accolades and adulation goes. But I think Harvey wants to be THE guy, more than anything, on one of the biggest stages in baseball...and he's the guy, alright...the guy who may be one start away from being yanked from his next turn(s).
  3. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    I think the missed workout thing and the inning-limits crap last season definitely annoyed some teammates...but that stuff a lot easier to take when the guy involved is performing. Now I think they've all had enough. David was clearly trying not to sound harsh, but that was very much Wright-speak for "Listen Dickhead, we're all really getting sick of your bullsh!t, so get the fvck over yourself and when you suck, don't leave it to your catcher and everyone else to have to answer for you. We're not your fvcking caddies, especially for a guy who's rocking a 6.00+ ERA."
  4. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Same ol' story with Montero yesterday: 5 BB allowed in 6 IP...he only allowed 1 ER, but his AAA-and-up control issues aren't getting any better. Though some of the balance of his last four starts look pretty good (22.2 IP, 17 H, 5 ER, 12 BB, 21 K, 1.98 ERA), it's hard to get excited about any of it...feels like the stuff he's getting away with down there will bite him in the ass up here. Nimmo goes 0-for-2 but draws four BB in yesterday's game. That's 12 BB in his last 12 GP (against 7 K). He's gone 17-for-47 (.362), and his OB% is .492 in that span. Same old sh!t of course, hard to evaluate anything PCL (god knows we've seen enough Vegas AAAA-"beasts" come up to the Mets and promptly do zilch), but we know there's a good chance Cespedes will opt out and won't be back, and Grandy's only got one year left on his deal after this season, so Nimmo will become relevant to the big club very soon (unless he's dealt for a big piece), even if he's not necessarily in CF. At least he isn't NOT performing. ---------------------------------------- As much as I'm not a fan of the player David Wright currently is, I've never had a problem with Wright the person...he's always come across as a good guy for sure. And it says something when he (fairly diplomatically) calls out Harvey for blowing off the media for two straight days: http://nypost.com/2016/05/25/david-wright-mets-dont-agree-with-matt-harveys-media-silence/ “Obviously, Harvey is going through a rough stretch, I think we’ve all been there,” Wright told The Post after the Mets beat the Nationals 2-0. “With that being said, I think the consensus is we should all be accountable for what we do on the baseball field. “All of us like coming in here and talking when we have good games and a few of us, myself included, enjoy coming in here and talking when we don’t play well. Accountability is big and I think [Harvey] just had a bit of a lapse in judgment.” “We have a very good line of communication,” Wright said. “I think sometimes it’s time to give somebody a little bit of space before you start talking about these things. He wants more than anything to get this straightened out and figured out. “A lot of us don’t necessarily agree with what he did, but we take this game very personally, and when we don’t play at a level we’re accustomed to, sometimes we make decisions that we regret.” Harvey, according to Wright, doesn’t need to receive an unwanted reputation. “Him, the stature that he has built, the last thing you want … you want to be known as an accountable player,” Wright said. “You want to be a stand-up guy, and this is a little blip on the radar screen. Hopefully we all learn from it and don’t make the same mistake again.” We know what happens when player quotes are out there...they get picked apart and over-analyzed by sports talk radio hosts, fans, paper columnists, you name it...and all of these parties sometimes look for and find things that aren't necessarily there (and it's not like every player is a wordsmith who's capable of articulating his thoughts accurately). But I get the feeling some of Harvey's teammates are getting a bit tired of the drama and other crap that continues to be part of his make-up. Especially with guys like Syndergaard and Matz quietly and efficiently doing their jobs...and deGrom not quite at his best, but at least being competitive (and a little lucky).
  5. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Nice, Familia gets out of it, 16-for-16, Mets pick up a game after the series. All things considered, can't really complain. Bullpen gets a nice rest tomorrow too. Matz has a 1.13 ERA after that disastrous first start...he's actually given up less ER in his last 7 starts (6 ER in 48 IP) than he did in that first one (7 ER in 1.2 IP). I'm not a fan and I think he's outlived his usefulness here, but yeah, his players seems to like him and though it doesn't always seem like it (mostly because teams that struggle on offense can look like they're mailing it in), they play hard for him for the most part. It's not all bad with Terry. Goofy/scary stat time: Harvey has given up almost as many ER (36) and Syndergaard, Matz, and deGrom combined (40). Harvey has also given up over a quarter of the Mets' ER allowed on his own. Ouch.
  6. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    I'd say more D+ than C-, especially with fielding factored in. But he's hit two big and important home runs in this series. Can't minimize that. The rotation sans Harvey has been very good, really, when factoring the expectations for each pitcher. Yikes, looks like Familia might blow his first save of the year.
  7. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Overall I'd say he's hurt them more than he's helped. Due to his health and general lack of clutchness (that was a problem before his back injury), I think this is how it's going to be...the occasional good moment, with a lot of frustrating ones in between (especially with him being SO strikeout-prone now). 92 pitches for Matz through seven with the bottom of the order coming up...I'm guessing he at least gets to start the 8th. And he gets through the 8th by retiring Harper (sent in to pinch-hit). 104 pitches. Guessing he's done. Hope the Mets can tack on, though I'm definitely not expecting it.
  8. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Wright hits another HR. 5 out of his 6 dingers have been solo shots. Cabrera leaves the game with back spasms. Not good. Matz not only dialed in, but has only thrown 21 pitches in the last couple of innings...pitch count at a very manageable 67 after 5 IP. Could go 7+ at this rate. Curtis in danger of falling under .200 again...can't but help wonder how much longer the Mets can afford to pencil him in as the automatic leadoff guy. Outside of some leadoff dingers, he simply hasn't done much...it's getting harder and harder to ignore that 2016 Granderson is back to the 2013-14 version that at times had you wondering what he had left. Not like there's tons of options though. Now only 80 pitches through six for Matz. An actual honest-to-goodness base hit with runners on! 2-0! Rivera now batting .136 but might have bought himself some more ABs with that hit.
  9. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    I think if he ever does wind up in the minors (be it due to actual demotion or for rehab work), the crowds there will treat him very differently than the Citi faithful. He's still a big name who's had some serious success in the majors. Guys with his body of work don't often pitch in the minors. He may be despised for the moment in Flushing, but I think the minor-league fans will think it's kind of cool that a still-big name like Harvey will be pitching for them...and will cheer him on...as long as he doesn't act like a complete d*ck of course.
  10. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Complete joke. Based on what? The PCL is brutal on pitchers. Why would Binghamton be harder on him? (Not that either of these scenarios has a chance of happening outside of rehab starts).
  11. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    The way around the "but he'll be humiliated/emasculated if he goes to the minors" thing is if he's DLed, then makes a couple of minor-league "rehab" starts when he's eligible. Obviously not the same as an outright demotion. Wheeler has apparently started his "spring training". So curious to see what kind of a pitcher he'll be when he returns.
  12. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Nimmo has been red-hot at the plate since 4/25: 25 GP, 37-for-102 (.363 BA), 10 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 12 BB (.422 OB%), 21 K. He was hitting .196 on 4/24 and is now up to .304. At least he's hitting in a hitter's league. Herrera goes 2-for-4 last night after a 1-for-22 slump over his last six games knocked his BA down from .313 to .273. His current slash line is well below last year's (.279/.313/.513, compared to .327/.382/.511), but he's hitting more home runs. Will be interesting to see how his 2016 AAA numbers stack up against his 2015 numbers when he reaches the same number of GP this season (81, currently at 39).
  13. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Well said Mike Vaccaro, well said: http://nypost.com/2016/05/24/silent-matt-harvey-confirms-hes-the-phony-mets-have-enabled/ I usually give these guys the benefit of the doubt, as I know the media can be a bunch of annoying know-it-alls when things aren't going well...and it's easy to forget that players are human and won't always do the right thing and can make mistakes, same as the rest of us (Brodeur blew off the press after the 2001 SCF Game 7 loss, and in his book admitted that he regretted that big-time and wished he hadn't have done it). I'm sure there are days where it's easy to say "I don't need to deal with a bunch of wannabe nerds who wouldn't know the first thing about what it is to actually PLAY sports...screw 'em, I'm not talking today." But Harvey makes it easy to call him out, because he's always tried to portray himself as this big tough badass who wants the ball in all of the big spots...but doesn't get it done. And there was always some excuse as to why he didn't...it was never that he wasn't very good that day or just didn't have it or that he got beat...it's that he was fighting some illness, or some other crap. He's always been a lot better at portraying who he thinks he is than he is at truly being that. And everyone is getting tired of it and his act. He's really hard to take right now; that being said, I hope to God he somehow turns it around and makes us all look back on this as some crazy anomaly that we can't believe actually happened. Because this is nuts. As to what they should do with him...either rest or DL him if it's a physical issue, or send him to the minors and bring up Gilmartin for a few turns (Gilmartin took one hell of a PCL-style beating last night, seeing his ERA rise from 2.48 to 4.38). I don't think sending him to the pen is the answer. He needs to keep getting starter's innings, and it probably wouldn't hurt to get him out of NY and away from the Mets. Not sure if the PCL is the best place for him...I'd actually consider AA first.
  14. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Neither one of them have any leverage anymore. Harvey had his chance against the Mets' top division rival and did squat both times.
  15. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Go get him Terry. And for once act like a manager and tell him no, you don't get your next turn. No more Harvey dictating terms. fvck him.