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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Brandon Beachy’s season is over

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Brandon Beachy

    All of us who are convinced that Matt Harvey should go get Tommy John surgery yesterday should probably remind ourselves that it’s not ALWAYS a routine thing. Take Brandon Beachy who hasn’t been able to get right this year: Beachy said today he’s not where he wants to be. Had played some catch earlier this…

  18. Matt Harvey to get a second visit with Dr. Andrews

    Sep 10, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey still hasn’t decided if he’s going to have surgery or not. But he’s got another visit with Dr. Andrews scheduled for Monday. His thoughts: Matt Harvey going to see Dr. Andrews on Monday. He remains ‘optimistic.’ #Mets — Jeff Roberts (@TheJRob) September 10, 2013   Maybe he should ask Dr. Boras how he…

  19. Matt Harvey will visit with Dr. James Andrews this week

    Sep 8, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    matt harvey mets getty

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told SiriusXM’s Inside Pitch on Sunday morning that starter Matt Harvey will see Dr. James Andrews this week for a second opinion on his injured right elbow. Harvey has maintained that he wants to avoid surgery and rehab his torn ulnar collateral ligament instead, even suggesting to fans that he’ll…

  20. Ringolsby: Jorge De La Rosa worthy of Cy Young consideration

    Sep 7, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jorge De La Rosa

    Rockies lefty starter Jorge De La Rosa is worthy of Cy Young consideration, argues Tracy Ringolsby in his latest column on MLB.com. My initial reaction to the article was that he was intentionally exaggerating to make a point, but he has covered the Rockies for a while, so maybe he legitimately believes this. Ringolsby writes:…

  21. Jose Fernandez one-hits the Nationals over seven innings

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Jose Fernandez

    Marlins starter Jose Fernandez padded his NL Rookie of the Year and Cy Young cases with seven outstanding innings against the Nationals tonight, bringing a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Nationals stood no chance, recording just one hit — a squibber down the third base line by pinch-hitter Zach Walters with one out in…

  22. Terry Collins almost certain to be back in 2014

    Sep 2, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Terry Collins is technically a lame duck as the Mets’ skipper. His contract runs out at the end of the month and, given his 213-246 record at the helm, it’s not as if there is a rich history of success in New York compelling the Mets to extend him.  Nevertheless, Buster Olney reports that extend…

  23. The Marlins will allow Jose Fernandez to make two more starts before shutdown

    Aug 31, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    Jose Fernandez

    MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are planning to shut down rookie phenom Jose Fernandez after he makes his next two starts spanning 12 innings or fewer. The 20-year-old Fernandez was the tough-luck loser last night against the Braves, earning a loss despite allowing two runs over six innings of work while striking out…

  24. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 30, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers

    Tigers 7, Athletics 6: Torii Hunter walks off the Tigers who came back from a 6-1 deficit. A 6-3 deficit in the ninth. All while losing Miguel Cabrera mid-game. Now, starting pitching, please stop requiring Tigers bats to bail you out all the time. Orioles 3, Red Sox 2: Baltimore avoids the sweep and pulls…

  25. Roy Halladay cheered up Matt Harvey

    Aug 29, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    roy halladay long getty

    The biggest takeaway from this article is that it was awful cool of Roy Halladay to take the time to give Matt Harvey a pep talk about his recent injury. About having one of the greatest of his generation tell a kid not to worry, buck up and everything will be OK. That’s class, right…

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