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  1. Matt Harvey won’t start after the All-Star break

    Jul 12, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets ace Matt Harvey has been battling a blister on his right index finger. We learned on Wednesday that the Mets are skipping the right-hander’s final start before the All-Star break. Now, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, the Mets plan to skip his first start after the break as well, a Friday night start against…

  2. Someone actually thinks Matt Harvey posing nude is a legitimate problem

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey Naked

    Of course it’s Bob Klapisch who, after noting that he is a subscriber to and reader of a magazine that features nude pictures of Matt Harvey this week, argues that it’s a real awful bad thing for Matt Harvey to pose nude in that magazine this week: We’re beginning to learn there’s more to Harvey’s…

  3. Mets will skip Matt Harvey’s final first-half start

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey has thrown his last pitch of the first half, as the Mets announced that they’ll skip his final first-half turn in the rotation Saturday. Harvey threw a career-high 121 pitches Monday and has been dealing with a blister on his right index finger for several weeks, so this is an easy way for…

  4. Oh, Giancarlo Stanton is nude too

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

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    I thought Matt Harvey was the only ballplayer posing nude for that ESPN Body Issue, but Old Gator pointed out to me that Giancarlo Stanton is as well. He’s kinda got an Aquaman thing going here: In other news, we need more day games. If you’re curious how he maintains that bod of his, go…

  5. Matt Harvey is battling blisters

    Jul 9, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Mets ace Matt Harvey is battling blisters on his pitching hand. It may cause the Mets to skip his next start, reports the New York Post. This could also impact his availability for the All-Star Game, although which way it cuts is hard to say. He was scheduled to pitch on Sunday, which would have…

  6. Wanna see Matt Harvey naked?

    Jul 8, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

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    The pic you’ll see when you click through is probably PG-13 at worst, but if you work someplace especially prudish, you may want to move along to the next post.

  7. Evan Longoria, Stephen Strasburg lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    No matter how bloated the All-Star rosters get, it’s never hard to find imperfections. This year, two of the AL’s top 10 performers to date have been left off for no good reason. For some reason, manager Jim Leyland’s squad took three catchers and four second basemen, but just two from third base, which has…

  8. The All-Star Game rosters have been unveiled

    Jul 6, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Via MLB’s official Twitter, here are the starting position players for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field: NL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Votto 2B: Phillips SS: Tulowitzki 3B: Wright C: Molina OF: Beltran OF: CarGo OF: Harper #ASG — MLB (@MLB) July 6, 2013 AL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Davis 2B: Cano SS: Hardy 3B: Cabrera…

  9. Adam Wainwright will not pitch in the All-Star Game

    Jul 6, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright Getty

    Mets right-hander Matt Harvey was already the logical favorite to start for the National League since the All-Star Game will be played at Citi Field in New York this year, but this news pretty much seals it. According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, the Cardinals have rearranged their rotation so that ace right-hander Adam Wainwright…

  10. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: NL MVP

    Jul 5, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Now it’s time for the NL midseason MVP, and this year’s picture to date is just as confusing as last year’s was, in my opinion. Of course, the BBWAA decided on Buster Posey pretty handily last year(27 of 32 first-place votes), but I ultimately picked Yadier Molina from a close group of five players. Here…

  11. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL MVP

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    The reigning MVP has some heavy-hitting competition this year. Let’s see if he can hold them off. AL OPS leaders: 1.136 – Miguel Cabrera: .368/.458/.678, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 2 SB in 323 AB 1.126 – Chris Davis: .329/.405/.721, 31 HR, 80 RBI, 0 SB in 301 AB 1.102 – David Ortiz: .320/.406/.607, 16 HR,…

  12. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL & NL Cy Young

    Jul 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Yesterday, we took a look at what WAR had to say as far as midseason awards winners. Now, I’m making my own choices, starting with the Cy Young Awards. First, let’s get the charts out of the way, here are the top 10 in the AL by ERA and both versions of WAR. ERA 1.…

  13. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

  14. Mets may take it easy with Matt Harvey going forward

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo and Chris Iseman report that Mets manager Terry Collins has spoken with GM Sandy Alderson about ace starter Matt Harvey‘s workload, discussing the possibility of taking it easy with the right-hander over the final three months. The article notes that Harvey is on pace to throw 249 innings, well above the combined…

  15. John Lackey ties career high with 12 strikeouts in win

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    John Lackey

    Turning in yet another impressive performance, John Lackey matched his career high with 12 strikeouts while pitching seven innings of two-run ball in the Red Sox’s 5-3 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. It was the third straight start in which Lackey has pitched seven innings and given up two runs. He’s turned in quality…

  16. Matt Harvey to appear nude in ESPN the Magazine

    Jun 25, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox with a bloody nose during the first inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    ESPN the Magazine’s answer to the SI Swimsuit issue is its annual “Body Issue.”  Which is at least more honest than the Swimsuit Issue is in its intentions of giving you nude pictures of athletes. It’s not pretending to be something it isn’t. Here’s Jose Bautista from it last year. True to life but for…

  17. Orioles recall Kevin Gausman, designate Freddy Garcia for assignment

    Jun 24, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Freddy Garcia pitched well in his first month with the Orioles, starting six games with a 3.57 ERA, but the soft-tossing 36-year-old coughed up 20 runs in 17.2 innings this month and today Baltimore designated him for assignment. Garcia told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com that he has no plans to retire and it wouldn’t be…

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets 8, Phillies 0: Matt Harvey blanks the Phillies on two hits for six innings and David Wright went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. I know the Mets have problems, but man, when it goes right for them it’s really pretty. Something about the purity of an ace and…

  19. The time Matt Harvey threatened to kick Jon Rauch’s butt

    Jun 19, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox with a bloody nose during the first inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Fun story from Jeff Passan at Yahoo!. In the course of his Matt Harvey/Zack Wheeler feature he passes along a tale from last year when Matt Harvey was a rookie and Jon Rauch was a reliever for the Mets. It seems that Harvey was trying to take a nap in the clubhouse and Rauch tried…

  20. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 19, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Mets 4, Braves 3; Mets 6, Braves 1: New York Mets fans are hoping this is a glimpse of the future. Matt Harvey dominating in one game, Zack Wheeler dominating in the next. And, worth noting, Dillion Gee dominating in the game before those even if they did lose in the end. There’s so much…

  21. Zack Wheeler goes six scoreless innings in MLB debut

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

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    The Zack Wheeler era began on a promising note. Making his major league debut on Tuesday evening as part of a doubleheader at Atlanta’s Turner Field, the 23-year-old right-hander tossed six scoreless innings, fanning seven Braves batters and allowing just four hits. Wheeler issued a total of five walks and looked a little bit shaky…

  22. Cancel the no-hitter alert: Matt Harvey gives up an infield single to Jason Heyward

    Jun 18, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    UPDATE: Forget it. Jason Heyward just reached on an infield single. A weird looking one as Harvey fielded the ball between the mound and first and then flipped it to … no one. Scored an infield hit, which makes sense considering that errors are rarely called on bad decisions by fielders — in this case…

  23. Quote of the Day: Matt Harvey’s footsteps and Zack Wheeler

    Jun 17, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    zack wheeler getty

    Mets prospect Zack Wheeler is set to make his MLB debut Tuesday against the Braves and when asked if Wheeler should follow in the footsteps of last year’s stud Mets pitching prospect, Matt Harvey, manager Terry Collins gave a pretty great response: Terry Collins on whether Zack Wheeler should follow Matt Harvey’s lead: “You mean…

  24. David Wright: “It’s not fun to come to the park and lose”

    Jun 15, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Though they can proudly say they aren’t as bad as the Marlins, not much has gone right in Queens for the Mets. First baseman Ike Davis has been a disaster. Shortstop Ruben Tejada hasn’t hit. They lack a real center fielder. The rotation after Matt Harvey has been a mess. After their latest loss to…

  25. It’s official: Zack Wheeler to make MLB debut on Tuesday

    Jun 14, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    After weeks of speculation, the Mets made it official: they are calling up top prospect Zack Wheeler on Tuesday. The Mets play a day/night double-header against the Braves and will fire a double-barreled shot of young arms, going with Matt Harvey in the afternoon and Wheeler in the evening most likely. The Mets acquired Wheeler…

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