Matt Harvey and the Mets apparently have a new problem, this one over a photo Harvey posted on Twitter. This will all end badly, with Harvey leaving the team as soon as he possibly can.
It all started Tuesday morning when Harvey noted on his Twitter account that is it the six month anniversary of his Tommy John surgery. He marked it with a photo from his hospital bed.
Now, you may notice Harvey is giving the middle finger to the camera. That is what the Mets have a problem with. Andy Martino of the Daily News tweeted a quote from Jay Horowitz who said “We just felt the photo was inappropriate and we asked Matt to take it down.”
Matt Harvey did the team one better by taking down his entire twitter account. Martino writes that Horowitz said the team did not ask Harvey to delete his account. That, Horowitz claimed, was Harvey’s decision.
Yes, the picture is not PG-13. But is it really such a big deal? Should the Mets be picking yet another fight with a potential superstar over a silly photo? It seems the Mets just cannot help themselves from treating their own players poorly. Why would any free agent want to sign with such a team, and perhaps more importantly, why would Matt Harvey want to stay here?