Mets manager: ‘We feel like we failed Matt Harvey’
New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway is taking responsibility for the way Matt Harvey’s time with the team ended.
Harvey was designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday and is refusing to go to the minor leagues, which will end his time with the team. Callaway said that they feel like they failed Harvey.
Mickey Callaway: "We feel like we failed Matt Harvey."
Callaway says he wanted Harvey to try to rebuild himself in the minors, as Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee famously did in the past. Harvey was not interested in that path.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 4, 2018
Harvey’s Mets career began in such promising fashion, with him becoming an All-Star in 2013 and helping the team to the World Series in 2015. He was involved in a lot of off-field drama and never was the same pitcher after a huge workload following his Tommy John surgery. After a shaky start this season and a demotion to the bullpen that didn’t go well, the Mets wanted him to sort things out in the minors. Harvey obviously feels he is better than that. Some team will probably give him a chance to start in the majors again.