The following comes to us from the folks at the GrandstandGazette.com and penned by Christian Fazzini.
At the start of the season, the Mets were desperate for starting pitching. R.A. Dickey was traded, which turned out good for the Mets since he is getting rocked in the American League. Johan Santana is out for the season with another injury. What else is new? So what would the Mets do now? Would the ace of their staff really be Jon Niese, who has won 37 big league games in his career or would somebody else step up?
Cue Matt Harvey.
At first, all the hype was unbearable. Tuning into WFAN 660 AM, the Mets fans were in their glory after his first start. “He’s the next Tom Seaver!” and “ By the end of the year, he will be the best pitcher in New York!” and “Cy Young contender!”
Really? After one start, come on. The media, along with the fans were building this kid up, so I had to check him out for myself.
I tuned into the game when he started against the Phillies. I figured against a ...