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Old 08-25-2013, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by kittle42 View Post
Let's throw another pitcher in here, one who no one is going to argue is or likely will be injured: Matt Harvey.

The Mets have eased him out with more days between starts and plan to shut him down after a few more starts. Why? Because he is near/over the most innings he has pitched in his professional career and has looked much less effective in his last four or so starts.

Is that a bad decision?
Not for the Mets. Harvey isn't yet eligible for arbitration, but he still could demand a higher salary next year if he had continued to have a great season, perhaps even winning the Cy Young Award. The Mets shut him down ostensibly to save his arm, but many believe they did it to save money.
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