Mets GM: Decision to DFA Harvey was 'a long time coming'

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Alderson said he was not exactly surprised by Harvey's decision.

If this was a decade or two ago under George Steinbrenner, it would seem nearly inevitable Harvey would end up with the Yankees after being designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday, following the paths of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, but it's not quite such a natural fit with the current team.

"This was a long time coming", Alderson told reporters. Booed as he walked off the mound, Harvey took a seat in the dugout and stared at Citi Field.

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Harvey ended up pitching a career-high 189 1/3 innings in the regular season before spinning another 26 2/3 in the postseason - at least one too many, as it turned out.

While the Major League Baseball rumors surrounding Matt Harvey are growing already, there is no indication that the New York Yankees are interested, or any other team for that matter.

Matt Harvey throws during a spring training game in 2016. One season later, Harvey was an All-Star, registering a 2.27 ERA while striking out 191 hitters.

The Yankees remain confident they will have options to go to in the minor leagues at some point this season, whether it's Justus Sheffield, who was just promoted to Triple-A, or Sunday's scheduled starter, Domingo German, among others. They called him up in July 2012, and less than a year later, he started the All-Star Game in NY. "We feel our job is to help every player in there and it's not a good feeling when you don't".

Are 13-1 in their last 14 games since 4/21, their best 14-game stretch since going 13-1 from 6/3-18/12.are 8-3 in series openers in 2018 (5-1at home).

He's still young and despite undergoing two Tommy John surgeries, there may be a team out there in need of some starting pitching help. In his first three seasons, he was 25-18 in 65 starts, with a 2.53 ERA.

He was suspended for three days without pay in May 2017 for skipping a game following a late night on the town. "So I guess the short answer is no".