Matt Harvey Rumors: ‘Ship Appears to Have Sailed’ on Mets Reunion

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JULY 13: Pitcher Matt Harvey #33 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the first innning of the MLB game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 13, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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Matt Harvey is looking for a place to revive his MLB career, but it won’t be with the New York Mets.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reported Monday that the Mets and their former ace do not have any interest in a reunion, saying the “ship appears to have sailed.”

Harvey spent five-plus seasons with the Mets, watching his career trajectory go from future Cy Young winner to one of the worst starters in baseball, largely because of injuries.

The right-hander also played a part in his downfall by alienating teammates, partying and not putting in the work to get better. Harvey acknowledged last year that his experiences with the Mets helped make him a better teammate.

“I wouldn’t say I’m happy for the experiences I’ve gone through, but I think for the rest of my career it’ll better me as a teammate and a player,” Harvey said, per Pedro Gomez of ESPN. “It will definitely help in my workouts and performance. In between starts, it’s definitely lit a fire under my rear end and made me strive to be better.”

Harvey may be a better teammate than he was in the past, but it’s questionable if he still has MLB-caliber skills. He went 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA and 1.54 WHIP last season in 12 starts with the Los Angeles Angels. When he was designated for assignment in July, Harvey had the highest ERA in the American League.