Harvey, Flores, and other Mets notes for the start of spring training

By Ryan Punzalan
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Jun 25, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets injured starting pitcher

Matt Harvey

(33) throws a session in the outfield before a game against the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

How will Matt Harvey look when facing live batters?

Harvey spoke about how his arm felt when he penned a piece for The Players Tribune a few weeks ago. He mentioned he was hitting the upper 90s with his fastball and if he was able to pitch last season, he would’ve. Now that he’s had time to rest (and enjoy Laos) can he be the dominant pitcher he once was two seasons ago?

Fans may have to hinder their expectations for Harvey, but it’s hard not to be excited that their franchise pitcher is back on the mound. Barring any setbacks and future injury, the Mets will have a strong anchor to lead their rotation this season.