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Mets were contacted by teams about trading Matt Harvey

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Matt Harvey
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Matt Harvey

The trade deadline has come and gone, but we’re now finding out about players that teams expressed interest in, like Matt Harvey

The player formerly known as The Dark Knight hasn’t had a great year by any metric. He’s been injured, and has missed a big chunk of the season, but when he’s actually been healthy, he hasn’t been that great either.

Nevertheless, it seems some teams still believe he could recuperate some of the magic Harvey showed in 2013, and 2015, so when the deadline came around, they asked the Mets about him.

Regardless of what you think of Harvey, it’s smart that the Mets decided to not really entertain trading Harvey at this point. Like we’ve noted before, Harvey’s value as about as low as it can get. There’s really no sense of moving him now when literally all that’s left is an upside on him.

He’s still under team control for one more season, so why not see what he can do in 2018, and then explore all the options. It has to be better than what we’ve gotten this season, right?

In 2017, Harvey is 4-3 with a 5.25 ERA in 13 starts. His strikeouts are down in an astronomical rate while the number of walks he’s allowed have skyrocketed to 4.5 per nine innings pitched.

His last appearance was on June 14, when he gave up four runs in four innings against the Cubs. He would be diagnosed with a stress injury to the scapula bone in the right shoulder after and would be sidelined since then on the disabled list.

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Harvey has started a throwing program, and actually threw batting practice earlier in the week in hopes of starting his rehab assignment soon. These last six weeks will be really important for Harvey. If he can put his struggles behind him and finish strong, it’ll be a great sign going into the offseason.