By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to New York Daily News writer Kristie Ackert, the New York Mets may finally be moving away from former ace Matt Harvey. She writes that the Mets have talked to at least two teams regarding Harvey.
The Mets are willing to trade Harvey — who went AWOL at one point during the season — for a reliever. And, she writes that the team is more willing to deal Harvey instead of Robert Gsellman or Seth Lugo.
“They are willing to move him,” the source told the paper. “and they said they wanted to try and flip him for a reliever. They seemed more willing to move him then Gsellman or Lugo.”
Harvey is in the final year of arbitration and is coming off the worst season of his career. General manager Sandy Alderson, who attempting to rebuild the team after a dreadful season that had playoff expectations in the beginning, said everyone is available in a trade for the right price.
While Alderson said that everyone is available, it’s going to take Brinks trucks to pry away Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. Thus, Harvey, who was once of the franchise’s best pitcher, is going to go in the right deal.
The 28-year-old went 5-7 this past season in 18 starts and 19 games overall. He had a 6.70 ERA with a 92 2/3 innings pitched with 67 strikeouts and 47 walks.