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Matt Harvey wants to rehab with Mets, not in PSL

Matt Harvey has been on record this spring saying he would like to do his rehab with the big-league team, which is his right, according to league rules.

However, Sandy Alderson has deferred making a final decision, though several team sources have indicated in multiple reports that they would prefer to see Harvey rehab in St. Lucie.

“For me, I strongly felt that my best opportunity, and my motivation to come back quicker, stronger, work harder would be to be with the teammates,” Harvey told New York Daily News columnist Andy Martino (Daily News, Mar. 18). “I have worked so hard to get to the point where I was, and all of a sudden I get hurt, and it’s ‘you’ve got to stay in Florida, you’ve got to disappear from New York, you’ve got to do this.’ I took pride in living in New York, and being a New Yorker.  I live there all year round.  It’s a place I love being.”

Alderson told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that he and his staff are in the process of developing a comprehensive rehab program for Harvey, they’ll meet with him and intend to reach a mutual agreement at some point sooner than later.

In regards to Harvey pitching for the Mets in 2014, Alderson said he, Harvey and Mets fans all have the same goal, which is to get Harvey back on a mound, 100 percent healthy and contributing to the team’s success.

Alderson said Harvey is a “long-term asset,” and he hopes eventually Harvey will begin to see himself in the same way.




15 comments
greekgod
greekgod

The reason he wants to be in NY is to keep  tabs on his GF. A woman like that has to  be taken care of .....

greekgod
greekgod

Harvey is no dummy and management is not going to ruin his  career; if he wants to stay in NY then he should come hell or high water.

Steve Currlin
Steve Currlin

He's got a hot girlfriend in NY...that would be my reason too.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

I like that Harvey wants to be around the team during rehab. I don't see the problem here. Its got to be very boring rehabbing by yourself in Fla. If this crap continues, Harvey will be out of here via free agency as soon as he can.

metjetnet
metjetnet

Although different administrations, I fear I sense a bit of a Beltran v. Mets F.O. thing developing here... I hope a) that I'm wrong; b) that Sandy is smarter than Omar.

nagel100
nagel100

let him alone or risk losing him.  he can talk to anyone he wants and he can rehab in NY.  it's his right.

John Schod
John Schod

Harvey, Wright, Murph, Wheeler, Gee, Grandy and some others who want to win! Bravo!!

Tired of being the small guy in the prison cell!

Rooting for MdD and Satin to make an impact in '14!

Stearnsfan12
Stearnsfan12

I could not disagree more with the posters below.  The kid doesn't need a chill pill, or a talking to from the captain, or anything else.  This kid is a competitor unlike any this organization has seen in quite some time.  His talent is only matched by his attitude and self confidence.  The organization is failing miserably at communicating to their superstar, which is not that hard to believe, being its the Mets.  I love Matt Harvey's intensity.  He's following his rehab schedule and wants to compete with his teammates, for the a team he loves and is completely loyal to.  The Mets need to cultivate a better relationship with Matt or risk losing him when his paycheck comes due.  Talents this rare don't need to be harnessed as much as they need to be taught.  He will be fine.  Let him rehab in NY and be around his teammates, and let his attitude/demeanor carry over with some of the guys on the roster.  Competition is a great thing and wanting to compete is admirable.  Now, I realize he could do damage if he overdoes his rehab, but I don't think he will do anything to jeopardize his future pitching plans.  This kid is exciting as hell, and the Mets better get off their asses and have an offense ready to go in 2015, because the sky is the limit if Harvey can come back healthy and ready to match his 2013 performance.

The Captain has some talking to do with him...

drmetfan
drmetfan

I don't know if this is Boras or Harvey actually doing all this. But it is not looking good. Harvey has to take a chill pill. 2nd TJ surgeries are in style right now. It could happen to you too Harvey.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

Already bucking the system...placing self before team, not good!  Smells like trouble down the road, best to trade him for a good bat and go with the other kids whom appreciate being in the majors and know how to respect the wisdom of their leaders.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Stearnsfan12 The issue being discussed here now isn't about him wanting to pitch this season which it seems your comment is more directed towards. The issue here is about Harvey making a public scene in the papers about how he wants to rehab in NY while the Mets want him to rehab in Fla. To me the only reasons I can think why Harvey wants to rehab in NY is because he wants to still be in the spotlight even though he won't be on the field and to enjoy the NYC scene and nightlife and all that comes with that. While the Mets want him to rehab in Fla away from the team and out of the limelight with no distractions to fully concentrate on just getting healthy properly not to mention that the weather will be much more conducive especially early on and at the end of the season.

realjetfan
realjetfan

@Richard Alicea How is he putting himself before the team if he wants to be WITH his teammates in New York? Get a grip and please don't jump back on his bandwagon when he dominates in 2015.

ladymetfan
ladymetfan

@Richard Alicea Wow- not many fans, let alone people would say what you just wrote, but in examining my own Met-Brain Washed conscience, you are right! He should stay in the Florida sun, in the warmth, at least until it warms up back North...it would be a nice compromise, show good faith on Harvey's part, and be the smart thing to do from a rehab point of things. Cold weather, white knuckle driving on surprise ice & snow, induce tension and fatigue. I know he is young- DUH! But, that's just it: he will have MANY more years to hit the night life of NYC. HARVEY: Ask your MOM what to do, you seem to have a special connection there...don't be selfish now. Down Boy!

You've got to accept what the fates have DEALT you, don't try & even things up by forcing the issue. Did you ever think maybe the team doesn't want you hanging around? Not until you are "whole" & healed more.? BUT, PS, don't TRADE HIM!

Robert Nolan
Robert Nolan

Or maybe he wants to be where he lives and around his teammates like he said?