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  1. Matt Harvey cleared to begin throwing

    Feb 20, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, doctors have given Mets right-hander Matt Harvey the go-ahead to throw for the first time since Tommy John surgery. Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said that Harvey expects to begin throwing in a few days. The 24-year-old will start out on flat ground before working his way back to…

  2. Matt Harvey hopes to start throwing on February 22

    Feb 8, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is a severe long shot to throw a pitch in the majors this season, but he continues to make progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, Harvey said Thursday that he’s aiming to begin throwing on February 22. That’s just two…

  3. Matt Harvey is feeling great, pushing his rehab schedule as hard as he can

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal caught up with Matt Harvey and updates us on his rehab. Short version: everything is feeling great. Almost too great: Harvey says he has progressed from rehabbing his arm to regular upper-body workouts, and he hopes to begin playing catch by the end of February. He believes he…

  4. Justin Verlander says Seahawk Richard Sherman would get a “high and tight fastball” if he played baseball

    Jan 19, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    The Seattle Seahawks punched their ticket to the Super Bowl tonight thanks in part to some great defense by cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman broke up a pass from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, then had one of the most interesting post-game interviews you’ll ever find. Shouting at the top of his lungs, ostensibly because…

  5. David Wright helped bring Curtis Granderson to the Mets with a text message

    Dec 6, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    The Mets made their big off-season move earlier today, signing free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million deal. GM Sandy Alderson had promised to make some news, especially compared to the prior off-season when the Mets were among the least active teams. Per Newsday’s Marc Carig on Twitter, Alderson had some assistance…

  6. Clayton Kershaw named NL Cy Young Award winner

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

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    In what had to be the most obvious choice of this year’s trophy-presenting season, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was named Cy Young Award winner for the National League on Wednesday evening. Kershaw beat out fellow finalists Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals and Jose Fernandez of the Marlins in a nearly unanimous vote by members of…

  7. Picture of the Day: Matt Harvey is rehabbing in style

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    matt harvey russia

    It’s a slow news day, so I just want to note that despite all the sadness surrounding his Tommy John surgery Matt Harvey is currently on vacation in Russia with his model girlfriend Anne V. He’s holding the umbrella with his left arm, though! Follow @AaronGleeman

  8. Bronson Arroyo “would definitely consider” signing with the Mets

    Nov 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo

    After spending the last eight seasons with the Reds, Bronson Arroyo will almost certainly be pitching elsewhere next season. And while the Hot Stove is just getting warmed up, Dan Martin of the New York Post brings the following tidbit about a potential landing spot for the free agent right-hander: The Mets’ hopes for the…

  9. What if MLB’s season were only 16 games?

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    kershaw getty

    So, a couple of friends suggested to me that instead of making this a series of rule changes I would like to see (and will never happen), I should instead come up with “Five things that might make you think differently about baseball.” That does seem to make a bit more sense. My first rule…

  10. Matt Harvey undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

    matt harvey getty

    As planned, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey underwent Tommy John reconstructive surgery Tuesday on his pitching elbow. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure at The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Florida. Harvey will miss the entire 2014 season but should be back near his old self come Opening Day 2015. The 24-year-old from Connecticut has registered…

  11. Red Sox left-handed hitters were the key to overcoming David Price

    Oct 5, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    During the regular season, Rays left-handed starter David Price was murder on left-handed hitters, holding them to a .489 OPS, the sixth-best OPS allowed to lefties among qualified starters. (The others: Chris Sale, Matt Harvey, Clayton Kershaw, C.J. Wilson, and Madison Bumgarner.) You wouldn’t have known it if you watched the left-handed side of the…

  12. Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery

    Oct 4, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey and the Mets put off a decision on his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, hoping that rest and rehab would do the trick, but today the team announced that the 24-year-old right-hander will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery. Dr. James Andrews will do the honors later this month, meaning Harvey is all but certain…

  13. Four points of award voting

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

    kershaw getty

    When I was a kid, I loved the annual awards column that would run in the local newspaper. It does not really matter WHICH local paper I’m talking about now because some version of that column ran in every newspaper in the United States. The columns always picked the writers’ baseball award winners and, along…

  14. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: National League

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    There’s still one more American League game on Monday, so we’ll have to wait on those selections, which will probably be a bit more controversial than these. Here are my NL award picks for 2013.

  15. Hisashi Iwakuma (quietly) had a really great season

    Sep 26, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma

    Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma put the finishing touches on a fantastic season last night with eight shutout innings against the Royals, lowering his ERA to 2.66. That ranks sixth among all qualified starters, behind only Clayton Kershaw, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, and Anibal Sanchez. He also ranks fifth in innings with 219.2, trailing…

  16. Mariano Rivera has the most popular jersey in baseball

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

    mariano rivera getty

    Major League Baseball just announced the most popular jerseys sold and Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list: 1.    Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees 2.    Matt Harvey, New York Mets 3.    Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers 4.    Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 5.    Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 6.    Clayton Kershaw,  Los Angeles Dodgers 7.    Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 8.    Andrew McCutchen,…

  17. Mets GM Sandy Alderson suggests Matt Harvey could pitch in the Arizona Fall League

    Sep 23, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    matt harvey getty

    As we heard last week, Matt Harvey is embarking on a six-to-eight week throwing program to rehab his partially-torn elbow ligament rather than undergo Tommy John surgery. Interestingly, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York today that he would like to see Harvey test himself in the prospect-rich Arizona Fall…

  18. Stephen Strasburg is the third-fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts

    Sep 22, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    With a fifth-inning strikeout of Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg became the third-fastest — in terms of innings pitched — to reach 500 career strikeouts, tweets James Wagner of the Washington Post. The two to do it faster: former Cubs teammates Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. Strasburg entered tonight’s start with a…

  19. The Mets have shut down Zack Wheeler

    Sep 21, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler Getty

    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have decided to shut down Zack Wheeler after he complained of shoulder stiffness following his most recent start. The 22-year-old was slated to make one more start on Monday against the Reds, but that won’t happen now. The shoulder issue isn’t a major concern and…

  20. Matt Harvey apologizes on the Dan Patrick Show

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    We talked about Matt Harvey’s adventures in product-pitching yesterday.  Today he returned to the scene of the (minor) crime. The Dan Patrick Show, where he apologized and tried to explain himself.

  21. Matt Harvey has had a very educational day

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey Naked

    Here’s a fun little inside baseball media secret: players occasionally make themselves available for interviews in exchange for being allowed to talk about some marketing initiative or product they’re shilling or what have you. It happens more than you might know. While, on some level, yes, you can view it as a quid pro quo, it’s…

  22. Matt Harvey will put off surgery, attempt rest and rehab

    Sep 17, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    UPDATE, 7:29 p.m. ET: The Mets confirmed Tuesday night that Harvey will try a two-month throwing program and see how his elbow responds. This according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. ***************** 2:46 p.m. ET: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey met with Dr. James Andrews yesterday to determine which course of action to take with his partially…

  23. Is there a speed limit for pitchers?

    Sep 17, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    Speed Limit

    An interesting story at the New York Times about the research into injuries to pitchers who throw hard: Fleisig, a biomedical engineer, knows what an arm can handle, and years of research give him the confidence to answer one of baseball’s more intriguing questions: Is there a limit to how fast a human being can…

  24. Matt Harvey met with Dr. James Andrews

    Sep 16, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey was in Florida to meet with Dr. James Andrews for his second opinion. He met him. And … we don’t know anything yet: Matt Harvey saw Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. today for a second opinion on his right elbow. — New York Mets (@Mets) September 16, 2013 Harvey is on his…

  25. Are pitch counts and early shutdowns actually helping pitchers?

    Sep 14, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    strasburg getty

    The Nationals’ decision to shut down starter Stephen Strasburg after his September 7 start last year was controversial, starting a debate that wasn’t even close to settled as the 2013 regular season was under way. The Nationals won the NL East title last season and went into the NLDS against the Cardinals without Strasburg. The…

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