Welcome to the off-season. Once again, since the Mets are not one of the ten participants in the post-season, it’s time instead for some post-mortem. In this new series, the Mets360 staff will take a look back at our pre-season previews and see how they played out. Just a fun little ongoing exercise to while away the days until mid-March, when the focus turns again to Port St. Lucie, hot rookies, veterans seeking rejuvenation and who’s “in the best shape of his life.”
Today we’ll look at the lynchpin to the future, Matt Harvey.
Here at Mets360, we were all encouraged by Matt Harvey’s 10-start 2012 debut season. When you come fresh out of the box and post 11 strikeouts in five-and-a-third innings – against a better-than-average offense in an atmosphere most favorable to the hitters – eyes will be opened. Over his next nine starts, covering 54 innings, the buzz only got louder. With the trade of R.A. Dickey, we looked to young Harvey to take up the slack in innings.
Here was ...