Matt Harvey is a major topic of discussion for the New York Mets’ front office as they began organizational meetings today in Port St. Lucie.
General manager Sandy Alderson must operate under the assumption Harvey will not be ready to start next season, and as he has yet to begin throwing, the Mets must prepare for the worst-case scenario.
Understandably, Harvey does not want surgery – who does? – and wants to rest and later rehab in the hope of being ready for spring training.
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“The fact that he’s not throwing now, I wouldn’t say is concerning, but we need to see some progress,’’ Alderson said. “I hope that he will be throwing shortly. I want to emphasize this isn’t a rehab program. This is a diagnostic program. We’ll see what happens.’’
If he doesn’t start throwing soon the diagnosis is this isn’t going to work and surgery should be forthcoming.
Harvey said in mid-September he would undergo a six-to-eight week throwing program instead of