Buster Olney: Matt Harvey Saga Played Out Perfectly [AUDIO]
The Mets and Matt Harvey went at it in a historic fashion with agent Scott Boras getting involved as well. In the end, ESPN's Buster Olney believes it couldn't have finished better.
"I actually think that the way this played out could not have been better for all sides," said Olney, with "Armen and Levack", on 104.5 The Team. "Matt Harvey took the ball in the 5th game and pitched his tail off. He put himself in a position where he could legitimately argue to his manager that he wanted to take the ninth inning.
"The season ends … with Matt Harvey taking the ball. I do think that the Mets are going to have a conversation with him about his conditioning.
"It does look like he’s put on some weight … and I think that’s going to be a concern going forward. But he got through the year with his elbow still working and they can go forward knowing .. in the end, he chose to take the ball.
"I think there will be a time when the Mets talk about trading him but I don’t think that will be after 2016, at the very earliest, because they have a chance to go into this season with a tremendous rotation and now they’ve paid the price. They’ve dealt with the innings limits and now he can go into next year without that hanging over the heads of everybody."
ESPN's Buster Olney joins "Armen and Levack" on 104.5 The Team, thanks to All Star Wine and Spirits.