Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Few Thoughts on Matt Harvey

I couldn't fit this thought into 140 characters, so I've taken to the blog...

Fans have been calling for Matt Harvey to be called up for some time now. Many were upset when the Mets announced that Miguel Batista would get the start on Saturday instead of Harvey.

Looking back, would it really have made that much of a difference?

While Batista was stinkin' up the joint in Queens, Harvey was doing the same up in Buffalo.

Let's say the team's decision had been different. Harvey was called up and he got the start yesterday. What if he pitched the same way for the big league club as he did for Buffalo? What help would he have been?

His confidence would no doubt have taken a slight blow, and lord knows the nonsense that would have been talked about on Twitter and throughout the media.

I'm not saying that I expect Harvey to never struggle. He will. It's just a part of baseball and a part of life. Everyone struggles sometimes.

The Mets were on hand to evaluate Harvey's previous start, and they apparently weren't impressed enough with what they saw.

I'm going to go ahead and guess that they know more about Harvey and the situation than you or I.

If he hasn't been called up, and doesn't get called up, there's probably a good reason for it.

He's not the savior. He shouldn't be treated as such.

You know that if he gets called up, is put on this pedestal, and fails miserably, fans will be enraged wondering why the team would put him in such situations and how he was thrust into a position when he wasn't ready.

Don't deny it. You know it would happen.

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