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Analyzing the improbable: Matt Harvey as Mets closer

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Jun 2, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 2, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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On the Boomer and Carton show Tuesday, Jerry Recco brought up the idea of moving Matt Harvey to the closer’s role for the Mets.

It can be argued in sports that imaginations run the wildest when a team desperately needs a boost (see the 2017 New York Mets). It’s not just #MetsTwitter that has some highly unlikely ideas, but also New York radio talk shows.

Take for instance the suggestion that Jerry Recco from the Boomer and Carton radio show put out there about Matt Harvey. He argued Harvey should replace Addison Reed and be inserted into the closer’s role going forward (if you want to listen to the podcast, you can do so here where the discussion begins at the 1:00-mark).

Now, there are obviously several layers to unpack. Let’s start with who he would be replacing.

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