Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby Ceetar » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:46 am

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190.1 IP, 204K, ERA 2.49, All-Star. 47 different mainstream columns written complaining about his bravado. 3 separate incidents where someone takes offense to a comment and it becomes 'a thing'. At least one of these will be Stephen A. Smith. One of these people will complain that he should shut up because he's not their best pitcher despite having an ERA a full point lower than Niese who just happens to have won 4 more games at the time.

Will have 6 doubles on the season, including one that hits just below the top of the wall.

Will have three wins in the playoffs. Will shoot off fireworks from the parade float. Will appear on no less than 10 different prime-time/late-night talk shows after the season, including Stephen Colbert's. Will reference The Jetes (maybe not like that) at least 14 times in referring to the Mets and New York and 'taking back the town' during the season, but will pitch a CG shutout at Yankee Stadium.
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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby dgwphotography » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:25 pm

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Ceetar wrote:190.1 IP, 204K, ERA 2.49, All-Star. 47 different mainstream columns written complaining about his bravado. 3 separate incidents where someone takes offense to a comment and it becomes 'a thing'. At least one of these will be Stephen A. Smith. One of these people will complain that he should shut up because he's not their best pitcher despite having an ERA a full point lower than Niese who just happens to have won 4 more games at the time.

Will have 6 doubles on the season, including one that hits just below the top of the wall.

Will have three wins in the playoffs. Will shoot off fireworks from the parade float. Will appear on no less than 10 different prime-time/late-night talk shows after the season, including Stephen Colbert's. Will reference The Jetes (maybe not like that) at least 14 times in referring to the Mets and New York and 'taking back the town' during the season, but will pitch a CG shutout at Yankee Stadium.


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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby Lefty Specialist » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:27 pm

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11-8; 3.56, takes a few breaks during the year and is shut down early. First year back he'll be on a short leash.
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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby Ashie62 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:11 pm

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:08 am

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby G-Fafif » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:38 pm

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There will be a moment, perhaps in Spring Training, perhaps on his normal throw day, maybe while on the mound during the season when he feels something. He'll be temporarily shut down for precautionary reasons but we'll be assured it's nothing. He won't go on the DL but he'll be pushed back. He'll miss a start. Then they'll backdate him onto the DL, but it won't mean he's hurt. In fact, it'll be good for all concerned. It will save him some innings. He'll feel fine. Really. It was just a little something. It's normal. It's better it happened now than later.

Ultimately, he'll be Harvey again, but in the interim I expect a speed bump.
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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby d'Kong76 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:44 pm

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby d'Kong76 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:00 pm

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I think it's funny how many fans are penciling in as
Harvelous, 2015 Savior. Will start off bad, maybe land
on DL, 2015 will see him be the fourth best starter.

Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:56 am

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The Puma reports on Matt "That's A Clown Question, Bro" Harvey



Matt Harvey snaps at ‘bulls—‘ question after shutdown start

If Matt Harvey considered his season at a critical juncture Tuesday, he was keeping that information private.

“I’m not answering that bulls—,” Harvey growled as he cut off his postgame interview session after he was asked if he considered his recent slump a crisis point in his season.
The Mets had seen the best of Harvey for seven innings and needed it in holding off the Blue Jays 3-2 at Citi Field for a third straight victory.

The ace right-hander’s final line over the seven shutout innings included four hits allowed with six strikeouts in his sharpest performance in almost a month. The Mets scored three early runs and then disappeared offensively. Bobby Parnell provided the bullpen heroics with 1 ²/₃ innings of scoreless relief.

Manager Terry Collins described Harvey as “not very happy” lately — he had a 7.20 ERA in his previous four starts before Tuesday — and determined to change course.
But Harvey disagreed with the assessment he brought anger to the mound against the Blue Jays.

“It’s part of baseball,” he said. “You’ve got to stay positive and go out and work as hard as you can to fix things and there are going to be adjustments throughout your career and hopefully it’s a long one, so figuring out how to stay out there and get people out is part of baseball.”

So Harvey didn’t consider his season at a crisis point?

“We’re done,” Harvey said, ending the questioning.
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:07 am

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I support your media shutdown, Matt, but at least be creative.

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby Ceetar » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:13 am

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Who asked the question? Was it Puma himself? Because if so he's really painting himself into a corner of "no one will talk to Puma".
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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:30 am

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Has any player netted anything of value being snippy with
the press in New York?

Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt Harvey

Postby Ceetar » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:33 am

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d'Kong76 wrote:Has any player netted anything of value being snippy with
the press in New York?


being snippy with the media is it's own reward.
"Look, would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?"

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