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Mets Demote Struggling Matt Harvey To Bullpen

Mets Demote Struggling Matt Harvey To Bullpen

It marks the first step toward something different, that's for sure, and kudos to the Mets for passing on Harvey's sales pitch that his final three innings in his start Thursday night - a start in which he gave up six runs in six innings - earned him another start.

Ricco said the Mets didn't discuss the prospect of a minor league demotion with Harvey, a smart call.

The most realistic approach, then, is to have Harvey throw low-risk innings in the majors for the time being, with the hope that he finally unlocks something that will make him one of the team's five best starters again. Jason Vargas will take Harvey's spot in the rotation next weekend in San Diego. At the time, Harvey was a little less than three years removed from Tommy John surgery. I don't have to agree with it but I have to go out and do the best that I can.

Those numbers also continue a long-term negative trend: Since the start of the 2016 season, Harvey has a 5.80 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 206 1/3 innings, or the equivalent of one full season. Harvey has failed to do so in those three starts as he has put a lot of pressure on his bullpen to keep the game close. A right shoulder injury cost him more than two months last season. The Mets lost 4-3 while deGrom received a no-decision despite leaving the game with a 3-0 lead.

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The Mets would move on to the World Series for the first time since 2000 and Harvey would get the start in Game 1 against the Kansas City Royals.

If he met with staff officials Harvey did try to earn a case for staying at the rotation, but a choice had been achieved. "I couldn't feel the ball.'" Four days later, he opted to undergo season-ending surgery after tests showed that he had symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.

However, maybe Harvey moving to the bullpen is a blessing in disguise for the former MLB All-Star.

"It's inevitable that he's going to create begins for all of us&rdquo". Just like Severino did with the Yankees, he needs to make his contributions felt in the bullpen by producing quality innings and proving that he can get batters out without giving up runs. "My performance hasn't been there and I just have to do whatever I have to do to get back to the starting rotation".

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