Sandy Alderson looked a little green sitting next to Matt Harvey during Tuesday evening’s press conference to announce that no, the young ace won’t go under the knife and miss the next year, thank you very much.
Harvey took a look at the long term, at the constant punting of the Mets seasons, of the endless nagging talk of future seasons and evaluating talent and incremental nibbling.
Harvey calmly threw the chin music at Alderson and his incessant caution and dissembling. Nope, I’ll take the ball, Sandy. Make your trades, do the signings, and get this thing going.
Sure it may not work out. The green light from Dr. James Andrews – and seriously, Jerry Seinfeld, you’ve never heard of Dr. Andrews? – may just yield more heartache down the road. Harvey may yet lie upon the surgeon’s table as the blades saw into his elbow.
But for today, Matt Harvey signaled this: No more waiting.
And his target was sitting next to him, the lawyerly West Coast administrator who has a chance to be the onl...