Sandy Alderson was on WFAN this afternoon, and he had this to say about Mets’ fans least favorite Mets: Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo:
“If they don’t earn their way on the team, they won’t be on the team”
It’s a transition year for the Mets. In some ways that’s a bad thing because it might mean little progress on the field. In other ways it’s a good thing because it gives management the opportunity to do the sorts of things that team with illusions of contention can’t do, like cut dead veteran weight.
Mets fans: have any complaints about the Alderson regime so far?
The Angels have signed pitcher Matt Harvey to a one-year contract, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports. Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that the contract is for $11 million with an additional $3 million available through performance incentives.
Harvey, 29, spent 2018 with the Mets and Reds, posting an aggregate 4.94 ERA with a 131/37 K/BB ratio in 155 innings. He started off poorly with the Mets, so they traded him to the Reds in early May. He pitched much better in Cincinnati.
Harvey should have a spot secured at the back of the Angels’ rotation, but health and performance can always change that leading up to Opening Day.