I used to be on that boat, but I just don't see how he can be better than Harvey after what he showed in the majors so far. I really hope he is better, because that would be mean we are in great shape.
Why can't he be better than Harvey?
Makes no sense, if you'd have said 'He can't be better than Doc' then fair enough.
And "ultimately," Alderson said, "we're judged on whether we win or lose."
I think 10 starts is more than a mere cup of coffee.
I just think with his drive, make-up, and stuff, he will be successful. Just a gut feeling.
Not necessarily. While all signs look good, the proof of the pudding will be what he does this year.
But I like Harvey, a lot, and not just because of his ability to throw and spot pitches but because of what you said about his maturity and attitude. If I do have a concern it's how he and other pitchers on the staff will respond to the domino effect caused by the loss of our number one pitcher and innings eater.
It's never a good idea to burden young pitchers with more innings.
He hasn't had the chance. So it's not round 1 to Harvey at all. If Wheeler comes up and doesn't do as well as MH did in his rookie year as MH did last year, then it's round 1 to MH.
Harvey has shown he can pitch at the major league level. Wheeler has not thrown a pitch wearing a major league uniform.
As of this moment right now, the scale dips in Harvey's favor. Right now, if I had to pick one of the two, it would be Harvey. Wheeler needs to come up and show he can pitch just as well as Harvey did.
Matt has proven that he can be very good against MLB batters. Zack has proven nothing at the MLB level yet.
It's a cup of coffee. We need to see what he does over close to 200 major league innings and multiple starts against the same lineup.
We have reason to be optimistic that goes well beyond anyone's gut. But Harvey is far from a guarantee at this point.
Not it's not. And he faced the Phillies twice and dominated them twice.
Harvey is a smart pitcher, he understands what he needs to do to be successful. He had a 2.73 ERA without spot on command, that just goes to show how good his stuff is. He was a very rare underrated Mets prospect, which doesn't seem to happen these days.