Decision to DFA Harvey was 'a long time coming — Mets GM

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The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight.

The New York Mets have a week to either trade or release Matt Harvey after the right-hander refused a minor league assignment, and at least one of his teammates says he would have done the exact same thing.

The 29-year-old had a rough start to the 2018 campaign, going 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA as a starter.

Alderson said he was not exactly surprised by Harvey's decision. "And I used that term in broad senses". "Matt has been a cornerstone certainly of my tenure here".

But as Mets starters Jacob DeGrom and Noah Syndergaard emerged as top pitchers, Harvey fell off, and the Mets' trio hasn't become the dominant force many hoped or expected. Because of Harvey's $5,625,000 salary, a trade may be hard to work out unless the Mets agree to send cash as part of a deal. They must either trade or release him. With the Mets pushing down the stretch in a breakout campaign for the organization, though, an innings controversy arose that involved two of the game's most famous names (agent Scott Boras and surgeon Dr. James Andrews) that aren't affiliated with an Major League Baseball organization.

"We have a lot of clay to work with to build the starter sculpture", Boras said.

"I can't get inside Matt's decision", Alderson said.

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"This was a long time coming", Alderson told reporters. This is not someone who hasn't pitched well recently. "This is something we've tried to address, we've struggled with, we've wrestled with over two managerial regimes". Booed as he walked off the mound, Harvey took a seat in the dugout and stared at Citi Field.

Despite Harvey's reputation as a partyer, Alderson said he would miss Harvey. But because he had been in the major leagues five years, Harvey was allowed to decline given league rules.

"We feel like we failed Matt Harvey", manager Mickey Callaway said. "It's our job to help every player in here".

Once a highly-touted prospect, Harvey broke out in 2013, with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts over 178 innings. They called him up in July 2012, and less than a year later, he started the All-Star Game in NY.

He rebounded from Tommy John surgery to win a career-best 13 games in 2015. In his first three seasons, he was 25-18 in 65 starts, with a 2.53 ERA. His most recent innings have been especially bad, and from the bullpen - a benchmark moment on Harvey's sad timeline.

"I think that he had previously, in the abstract, indicated that he would not accept", he said.

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