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The Harvey Hypocrisy Annoyed Me

I’ve been one of the few who defended Matt Harvey. One of the reasons was because he was doing what he needed to do to pitch in the playoffs and not ruin his career. 

The backlash was insane. People were calling for the Mets to cut him. Some wanted him traded for cents on the dollar. Most said they could never forgive him. There were discussions on what Harvey needed to do to gain back the fans trust. By the way, this just wasn’t fans, it was also the media. It seems it was also his teammates, which I just don’t understand. 

Last Sunday against the Yankees he was dominant for five innings before getting lifted. When the bullpen blew it, the fans went after Harvey. These same people were awful quiet yesterday. They cheered and praised Harvey for pitching into the sixth. 

I’m just happy he proved me right. Harvey considered the clincher to be an important game, and he went deep into the game. Terry Collins wanted to take him out after six, but Harvey said no. He needed the extra inning to get ready for the playoffs. Harvey showed he’s going to do what he needs to get ready for the playoffs. 

Matt Harvey doesn’t owe us an apology. He did what he said he was going to do. If anything, he deserves the apology. 

2 thoughts on “The Harvey Hypocrisy Annoyed Me”

  1. Mark says:

    What I think really upset people is that the Mets tried to limit Harvey’s innings early in the season by going to a six man rotation, and Harvey was complaining about that. Then, when the Mets are in a playoff race, suddenly the innings limit is a huge deal for him. It came off as Matt being hypocritical and selfish. Had he gone along with the attempts to conserve innings from the start I don’t think there would have been nearly the backlash there was.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Read the timeline. The Mets abandoned the six man rotation. I would understand some Harvey frustration if someone would point at least some blame the Mets way.

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