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Why Matt Harvey needs to start Friday.


Matt Harvey may be ready for the majors; he may not be. He is however 23 years old, pretty old for a prospect. However, he has show all the signs of being ready for the big leagues: Reduced walk rate, maintained strike out rate, low BAA (.234 this year, .210 over his last 10 starts).

Despite a little inconstancy he has turned in a solid AAA season and actually led the voting for the AAA All-Star team. Now, what the Met's and Sandy want to see is constancy, but, can they really justify throwing out Miguel Batista? Can they really tell the fans and media that they are still trying to contend? Matt Harvey may not be 100% ready, but, anyone who's watched him can see he's close.

The Met's from today have 21 days to get a clear-cut view of what they have before they determine if they are "Buyers" or "Sellers", so, why not use this time to see what they have in Harvey? Call him up; let him show what Mets fans have been waiting for. Now i understand calling him up means putting him on the 40 Man Roster. Can anyone honestly look at the 40 Man Roster and not find 20 guys on there who will have no effect on the Mets, now or in the future? Also, A Call-Up would use one of Harvey's Minor League Options. OK, how many time's are we planning on demoting Matt Harvey? This guy is supposed to be a staple in our rotation for years to come, why are we so worried he's going to fail?

Even if he does fail, then we know he's not ready. Then we know if we should be looking for help outside the organization.

Being a "Die-Hard" Met fan maybe my judgment is a little clouded from the last few years or disappointment and mediocrity, or, maybe i can see that running out starting pitchers who we already know are going to fail is waving the White Flag.

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