From last year’s rehab assignment to this year’s inning restrictions, Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has handled himself in a public manner that has Mets fans disgusted. 

“He’s not overly savvy I would say in terms of dealing with the media, not very savvy at all,” said ESPN’s Adam Rubin, with Armen and Levack on 104.5 The Team. “It’s not an ideal combination.”

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When you are a sports icon who makes millions of dollars a year, how difficult is it to get a PR coach? How about your own personal media manager? They’re on-call whenever you need them, reach out and ask them exactly what you should say in certain situations, practice it, execute it.

Think about it for one second, if Harvey rubs you the wrong way, it’s because of the way he handles himself publicly, right? He’s smug, and at times comes across at self-centered and arrogant.

Do you know how many athletes fit those descriptions but fans have a completely different perception? It’s not that difficult. It might just come down to the fact that Harvey doesn’t really care what you or I think. That’s fine, but if he continues to pitch like he did on Monday night (5.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER), he just might need us all one day.