What’s on Tap: Happy Harvey Day and talking with media

Matt Harvey is expected to toss a baseball Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October.

The Mets say he will talk with reporters after making 20 throws from around 60 feet.

The team will also hold their first full-squad workout of the spring Saturday. Terry Collins told reporters Friday that he will save his big spring training address for the team later in camp, when they are closer to settling on their final 25-man roster.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

I’m glad the Mets are organizing and trying to control Harvey’s story, instead of doing it in hiding, hoping to keep him from becoming the dominant story of the spring. I mean, if reporters and fans think he’s the big story, guess what, he’s going to be the big story whether the team likes it or not. And, with that, he’s going to have reporters asking questions, so the Mets may as well be up front about it, work with him on messaging and all being on the same page, then have him pestered and potentially speaking out of turn. The last thing the Mets need is to be — yet again — portrayed as bungling a medical situation, especially when it comes to Harvey. The more open they are and more available they make him and themselves about his recovery, the better it will be for everyone involved…

By the way, Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard, who named one of his gloves ‘Drago,’ found this picture hanging in his locker this morning (Brender, Twitter):

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7 comments
hashburry
hashburry

Enough with the stupid "Happy Harvery Day". What is this, Sesame Street?  

lou2565
lou2565

I'm confused...you don't want him to a dominant story of the spring, yet your headline reads "Happy Harvey Day"...

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

Great talent for sure. But I'm concerned with what's between his ears. He seems so full of himself. His bungling of the Dan Patrick "Quallcom" interview and hi dumb arguments with fans on Twitter are concerning. Seems to be immature. Super models are great. But the guy hasn't won enough games to be the star he considers himself to be. Thanks to the media for some of this. For my money, I'll take the maturity of a Dillon Gee anytime. Or the maturity of Derek Jeter.

qualcomm
qualcomm

@Ed Renner  Derek Jeter is mature?  That right, i forgot he does give each conquest a gift basket of scented candles.   Dillon Gee is humble because 5th starters tend to be that way.

Give me three egotistical animals at the top of my rotation any day.  Respect Qualcomm!

1harris1
1harris1

@Ed Renner  I agree that Harvey needs to grow up, but favoring Dillon Gee over him is a bit much.  And let's be real, Derek Jeter is plenty full of himself as well.  He's just very good at not drawing attention to it through the media.



Ed Renner
Ed Renner

@1harris1 If you read what I actually said, it was that I prefer the MATURITY of DG...not the pitcher. The MATURITY. Matt Harvey needs to get rid of some of the mirrors in his house. Immaturity shows itself in performance. We'll see.