Mets Choose Batista Over Harvey

Citing Matt Harvey’s need for development – and echoing some of the sentiment posted here today – GM Sandy Alderson said Miguel Batista will start Saturday against Los Angeles.

However, Alderson left open the possibility of Harvey starting on the Mets’ next West Coast ┬átrip. Alderson also said Zach Wheeler would not pitch on the major league level this year, but would soon be promoted to Triple-A Buffalo.

Good decision by the Mets. Harvey showed something last night, both ways. He showed poise and a good fastball, but he also displayed a wild streak.

Remember, this season is about laying the foundation for the future. Anything the Mets give us this season as far as competing is a bonus.


One thought on “Mets Choose Batista Over Harvey

  1. Harvey was getting hammered early in the season. Now he seems to be pitching well at AAA. I agree he could use a full season at AAA, but I would not rule out the club bringing him up. Niese and Gee were rushed and they did OK, especially Gee who was nothing special in the minors.