Now that we’ve all had 48 hours to consider the big blow of losing our ace Matt Harvey, I can’t help but wonder about some things that were said during the press conference when GM Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins, and of course Matt Harvey all delivered the somber news and then fielded questions from the media.
First I want to make clear that this isn’t about playing the blame game. Heck, even Harvey’s agent Scott Boras said that the Mets did nothing inappropriate. ”With his age, and he’s a power pitcher and the whole thing, this is a very normal course for a major leaguer,” Boras said. “It’s how you develop players. There’s nothing on that front that I think is an issue at all.”
If Boras believes the Mets have acted responsibly, then so do I…
However, something that Terry said on Monday didn’t ring true to me. When Collins was asked how long he’s known about Harvey’s strained forearm issue his response was, “I only became aware of it during the weekend.”