The Red Man has been released from prison

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Well, he’s really a “Red Boy” and it was less prison than juvie:

A
costumed Phillies fan who ran onto the field and briefly eluded
security guards during a game at Citizens Bank Park has been released
from juvenile detention.

The parents of 17-year-old Sean Hagan of Philadelphia picked him up Tuesday afternoon.  Gary and Barbara Hagan apologized for their son’s actions. They say he will be punished for putting himself and players at risk.

The only thing worse than getting taken down by Matt Diaz — a guy who can’t hit anything lately — is having your mom and dad do your public apology.

But that’s not the best part. The best part is that he was still wearing the spandex outfit when his folks bailed him out.  They wouldn’t even bring a change of clothes for him, probably because they rightfully believe he needed a good shaming.

Not sure how spandex body suits play inside the joint, however. Even juvie hall.

Mets, Orioles have discussed a Matt Harvey trade

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles and Mets have discussed a trade for Matt Harvey.

Rosenthal says the discussions have involved a reliever going back to New York and observes that that Harvey and Brad Brach are projected for similar salaries in their final arbitration years which could make a financial match.

There have been a handful of Harvey rumors over the past couple of days, with a report coming out yesterday that the Mets have spoken with at least two teams about their fallen ace. Jon Heyman said today that the Rangers may have been one of those teams. Maybe the Orioles are the second or, perhaps, the third?

All if this has to be pretty deflating if you’re a Mets fan, given the promise and dominance Harvey showed before injuries waylaid him the past two seasons. Harvey is still just 28 but he made only 18 starts and one relief appearance last year, posting a 6.70 ERA with a 67/47 K/BB ratio in 92.2 innings.

If the Mets can’t find a trade partner this winter, they’ll clearly hope for him to rebound at least a little bit in 2018, allowing him to regain some trade value.