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  1. Matt Harvey is staying busy and making new friends during Tommy John surgery rehab

    Apr 14, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Last month Matt Harvey talked the Mets into letting him do his Tommy John elbow surgery rehab in New York rather than at their complex in Florida, so naturally he’s been taking in the local scenery.

  2. Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.

  3. Matt Harvey gets his wish, will rehab from Tommy John surgery in New York

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

    matt harvey getty

    You may recall that there was some drama between the Mets and Matt Harvey last week on the topic of just where he will rehab from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. While the ace right-hander has made it clear that he wants to stay with the team in New York during the rehabilitation process, the…

  4. Dillon Gee expected to start Opening Day for Mets

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee Getty

    With Matt Harvey working his way back from Tommy John surgery and Jon Niese likely to be held back for the second series of the regular season due to elbow inflammation, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported this morning that Dillon Gee will start for the Mets on Opening Day against the Nationals on…

  5. Two familiar faces should make the Mets’ roster

    Mar 19, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    I haven’t been following the Mets’ roster moves too terribly closely this spring so maybe this isn’t news to hardcore Mets fans, but Jon Heyman says that he believes both Jose Valverde and Daisuke Matsuzaka are expected to make the Mets’ 25-man roster. Matsuzaka should make the rotation. The two veterans have some things in…

  6. Matt Harvey expresses frustration about how the Mets are handling his Tommy John rehab

    Mar 18, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

    matt harvey getty

    It’s impossible to summarize all the elements of this story from Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, so you might as well just go read it. The gist is that Matt Harvey wants to do his year-long rehab from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery at home in Manhattan and the Mets would rather…

  7. Matt Harvey still hopes to pitch this season

    Mar 8, 2014, 8:51 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    Matt Harvey‘s starts quickly became an event with Mets fans, so much so that the day that he would start began to be called “Harvey Day.” There’s a very good chance that there won’t be another “Harvey Day” until 2015 after his Tommy John surgery, but the ace right-hander indicated on his Twitter account this…

  8. 2014 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Washington Nationals. The Big Question: Can the Nationals reclaim their throne atop the NL East? The Nationals were everybody’s…

  9. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  10. Matt Harvey throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

    matt harvey getty

    Good news this weekend out of Mets camp … According to beat writer Tim Rohan of the New York Times, rehabbing right-hander Matt Harvey threw a baseball Saturday for the first time since having Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last October. The workout consisted of 20 light throws from 60 feet. Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello was…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Clayton Kershaw named NL Cy Young Award winner

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    clayton kershaw getty

    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…

  17. 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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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.

  25. 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…

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