Originally Posted by doublem23
Harvey is also in his first full MLB season and until you actually go through a season, most guys don't seem to understand how to condition themselves to survive it. A full MLB season is an ordeal and it takes time getting accustomed to it. Quintana last year fell apart late in the season simply because he was unprepared for the physical toll it takes on your body.
But Sale, and Harvey, will eventually need to learn how to go from April to September. Sale is still 20 IP away from his career high of last season. You can't teach a guy to last a full season without asking him to last a full season.
I wasn't really intending to compare the two. Responding to TDog's assertion that the Mets are doing this for financial reasons.
Ridiculousness across all sports:
(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."