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Once the Mets' ace, Matt Harvey will be designated for assignment

Once the Mets' ace, Matt Harvey will be designated for assignment

The Mets designated Matt Harvey for assignment, ending his career with New York. "We feel Matt is a starter that needs to work on four pitches, " Boras said. Matt Harvey has not been good for a very long time. Three years later, and Harvey is now reportedly on the trading block after his refusal to be designated for assignment by the New York Mets. "I think ... there are a lot of issues that come with him and his experience in New York that perhaps a change of scenery will help". But he slumped the following year and had surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome, but has not played consistently well since. He allowed seven runs over six innings out of the bullpen. Or just a coincidence? He pitched that Friday night. He'd still be a bag of mismatched Lego pieces without the picture on the box to show you what you're trying to build at that point, but at least he'd be affordable. He missed two months of 2017 with a right shoulder injury and finished the year 5-7.

Suzuki was a 10-time All-Star, has a.311 average and amassed 3,089 hits - not including the 1,278 he had in Japan. However, it could be his only choice if he wants to make his way back to the majors with another organization. He clearly wasn't happy with the move saying he felt he deserved to be a starter. In his first three seasons, he was 25-18 in 65 starts, with a 2.53 ERA. He underwent Tommy John surgery late in 2013, costing him the entire 2014 season. If Harvey is released, a team signing him would owe just a prorated share of the $545,000 minimum. The latest came earlier this week when the New York Post reported that he was seen partying in Los Angeles during the Mets' West Coast swing.

Matz is better off in the rotation.

Since that World Series burnout, Harvey is 9-19 with a 5.93 ERA, a resume that might have earned him a spring-training invite last winter. Now, that relationship is over. He leaves the Mets as perhaps the most celebrated 34-37 pitcher in the sport's history. Those numbers simply don't look good, but the Yankees don't necessarily have too many options to add pitching.