It doesn’t make anything Matt Harvey did acceptable, but you can’t issue more of a sincere apology than he did on Tuesday. Harvey said he was embarrassed by his actions and won’t let it happen again. He came clean that he was out past curfew on Friday night and then played golf on Saturday morning. Time will tell if he meant it, and in the meantime he needs to start pitching a whole lot better because the Mets need him.

The injuries to Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz have made Harvey all the more valuable. That worth however is greater to the Mets than any other team in baseball right now. Although both sides appear headed for a split in 2018, a trade right now wouldn't bring back a satisfying return to the Mets. On top of that, this is a roster built to win now, as in 2017 alone, maybe not even a year later.