Matt Harvey spoke with Peter Botte of the Daily News and told him that he believes the Mets have the pitching to play into October this season even with the loss of R.A. Dickey.
“I feel like we absolutely can do something this year,” Harvey said. “That’s why we all play the game. R.A. will be difficult to replace, obviously. But as players, we’re not looking at this as rebuilding for next year or the year after.. We feel like we can win and we’re going to do everything we can to play into October.”
Harvey, the Mets’ first-round pick (seventh overall) out of North Carolina in 2010, also believes the Mets have a chance for a “tremendous” starting rotation once Zack Wheeler arrives.
“Man, he’s got some electric stuff. I’ve talked to (Triple-A manager) Wally (Backman) quite a bit and he thinks the sky is the limit for Zack. It’s fun to think that you possibly can have a starting rotation similar to what the Braves had with Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz.”
“That’s what we’re going