New York Mets: All else aside, Matt Harvey to the bullpen is the right move

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Matt Harvey (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Matt Harvey (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

The New York Mets have changed the trajectory of their rotation by moving former top guy Matt Harvey to the bullpen. Much to most people’s chagrin, this is the right move.

The New York Mets have finally taken their hot start and made the most of it. As crazy as it sounds, the Mets made the right move by moving Matt Harvey to the bullpen.

Yes, the Mets’ hot start should not be messed with and how they got there should not be questioned. However, as things progress, the team exposes their own problems.

I am a firm believer that the Matt Harvey “Dark Knight” saga is over. I’ve felt this way for quite some time. When one must rely on old pitches and a brand new standard, it won’t work.

However, Mickey Callaway decided that trying to work with Harvey was the best move.  As much as it pains Mets fans, I cannot blame him. He is the guy who was supposed to be “the guy”. That’s a tough standard to meet but something the former ace has had to deal with.

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Now, he is being moved to the bullpen. Yes, this is going to be aggravating for most Mets fans, however, it is 100 percent the right thing to do.

Matt Harvey has done nothing but prove he does not belong in the rotation in 2018. Granted, he could still turn things around. Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo were moved to the bullpen and it worked out just fine for them.

But, the number one thing with Matt Harvey is not skill. At this point, it is not what he does on the mound, but what he could have done. Dubbed the next Tom Seaver, Mets fans ride Harvey’s skills to this day.

It’s all nostalgia at this point. No, that is not a bad thing. The Harvey situation has become more of a “what could have been” then what actually is. I do, however, get that. Why should Met fans let loose on a guy who can’t get it done anymore?

They should not.

It is awful to hear but the aforementioned “Dark Knight” days are over. They will never be the same. Mickey Callaway tried and failed. That is it. It did not work out, it likely will not ever again and Mets fans must accept it.

Matt Harvey, injuries, regression, and starting pitching has done nothing but cost the New York Mets. No matter how you look at it, the Mets are off to a great start. It is better Matt Harvey is moved to the bullpen now while he is still an asset then moved too late when he would have, inevitably, become a raging liability.

I know it is difficult, Mets fans, but time to accept reality, Matt Harvey will never be the same again. I’m glad the Mets are moving him to the bullpen. He earned his spot there. Ironically, we deserve to see him there. Finally.

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This move is 100 percent a great idea. Why waste a guy who can still pitch? More importantly, why waste the guy who once was? The bullpen is a great middle and I can’t wait to find out how it works out.