Wednesday, May 9, 2018


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I honestly hate using the term "sucks" with any Major Leaguer.  The game is hard, and getting to the pros and staying there is even more difficult.

There's a part of me that feels bad for Matt Harvey.  Hype in New York is massive and couple that with the fact that he was over-hyped into some phenom... AND THEN BOUGHT into it was something that really led to his demise.  He thought he was what the papers said he was... but he wasn't.

Fame is a great thing, but balance is so important. If you don't have balance, you will crash and burn.  Matt Harvey did that in New York and it's sad for him. I don't blame him for that. I do blame him for being selfish and partying every night and not being a team player. But the over-hyped garbage coupled with a guy that is just an "OK" talent? You're better than that, Matt.  Now maybe he can find a new home with the Reds.

Matt Harvey was traded. Something the Mets should have done a long time ago.  And let's not forget the other player in this scenario.  Devin Mesoraco.  A young kid with a dream and someone the Mets fans should embrace.  ESPN has this story:

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"Matt Harvey is getting another chance, this time with a historically bad team in a city that will have far fewer late-night temptations than the Big Apple. The Mets are getting a catcher who can help at their most unsettled position. The Reds acquired the former New York ace for catcher Devin Mesoraco on Tuesday, shortly before Cincinnati pulled away to a 7-2 victory over the Mets at Great American Ball Park...

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The 29-year-old Mesoraco also has significantly declined because of injuries since his All-Star season in 2014, when he led all major league catchers with 25 homers and 80 RBIs. Hip, shoulder and foot injuries limited him to 95 games over the next three seasons, when he hit only six homers and drove in 17 runs.

'I have the opportunity to show I'm still capable of playing,' Mesoraco said."

Mets will complain that Mesoraco is a broken down player... but so was Harvey. And now both players have an opportunity to re-set and get things done.

You gotta love baseball...

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