Just when you think things in New York might not be that bad for the Mets, the Mets reassure that they are. Matt Harvey, star pitcher that was suspended for not showing up to a game due to being out too late the night before, returned to the Mets club house today. The return was quite epic from my understanding, Harvey gave a 15-20 minute speech to all his teammates, apparently many of them were on the verge of tears per Marc Craig. Also, Bartolo Colon texted Matt Harvey to make sure everything was alright, Terry Collins seemed very moved by that when he said it in his press conference today. Obviously this was a lot more serious than Harvey not just showing up for a game because of a "migraine", clubhouse will keep it under wraps, but I think we all know what the real issue with Harvey is. Oh wait, that's right, TMZ comfired the issue when they reported he was out till 4am getting hammered at some club the night before the game. Mature Harvey, real fucking mature.
The dark knight looks to turn the page, Mets need him to become a quality starter again, and if he really changes his work ethic and how he approaches life in general I don't see why he can't do that. Terry Collins said after Matt Harvey's "moving lockeroom speech" that he needs to put the words to actions, which is very true. Maybe this is the turning point in Matt Harvey's career.
Maybe not, Matt Harvey is 28 years old, usually if it doesn't click for you by then it never does, although it has happened before. This has got to be his last shot with the Mets, if he fucks up again it's gotta be time to move on from him, right. I'm just excited to see if he files a grievance and tries to get his money back that he lost from the suspension. If that's the case I'll die laughing from how transparent his bullshit apology to the team was today. Mets club house has a lot of growing up to do fast, someone needs to take leadership, isn't that what the captain is supposed to do, I guess it's kinda hard when you haven't really been apart of the team for the last 3 seasons.
Somehow the Mets have fared pretty well through all this drama. I still somehow think they'll be just fine and make the playoffs. They managed to do it the last two seasons even though the problems seem to be a little bit worse this season. The injury bug has already gotten to them and now the club house turmoil, maybe this is the early collapse of what many thought would be a young dynasty. The Mets can still stop this ship from sinking, they just better do it soon.