If Matt Harvey is not going to keep pitching, he needs to stop talking.
After coming out of last night’s game after five pre-determined innings of shutout, one-hit ball against the Yankees, he said this:
More than anything, I want to be out there. I want to be out there more than anything. I know where I want to be, and that’s on a mound, pitching for the Mets.
So be out there! Nobody is stopping Matt Harvey from pitching except Matt Harvey. He is the one who wants to limit his innings so he can preserve his arm for future paydays.
It is understandable that Harvey wants to protect his interests, even if it is at the expense of his teammates and the fans. But then he should keep his mouth shut about how much he wants to be “on a mound.”
With every statement like this, Harvey is cementing his reputation as a hypocrite who says one thing and then does another. Either pitch, or stop saying how much you want to pitch. You can’t have it both ways.