Should the Mets move on from Matt Harvey?

Should the Mets move on from Matt Harvey?

Adam Wilk will start in place of Harvey, whose suspension began on Saturday and was announced Sunday morning by General Manager Sandy Alderson. I'm also guessing the Mets would have been more forgiving if this had been a first-time offense.

The Mets say they sent security after a number of messages weren't returned and they did so just to make sure Harvey was OK or to see if he needed help. Now, we have to wonder if they will be able to find a way to make a rocky relationship work. Or if he wants to do it individually, he can do that.

We will undoubtedly learn more about what happened.

Collins indicated he was aware that a suspension could be on the horizon for Harvey. Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen was twice dispatched to call Harvey and both times received no answer.

It wasn't so long ago that Harvey missed a team workout during the Mets' National League Division Series against the Dodgers, saying he had overslept. Harvey was then instructed in a text message to report to the ballpark and receive treatment.

Matt Harvey is fighting back against his three-game suspension without pay for an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. If he continues to pull of stunts like this, Harvey might be shown the door.

After showing up at the ballpark that day, Harvey apologized for his late arrival. Harvey has not pitched since Tuesday May 2, when he allowed six runs, all earned, in 5.1 innings against the Braves; he will pitch Friday on ten days' rest.

Harvey has reportedly filed a grievance in response to the suspension, which is a pretty clear indication that the relationship between Harvey and the Mets is as damaged as it has ever been, perhaps beyond fix.

The union could file a grievance for Harvey, to try to recoup the lost salary, but he has treaded into this territory before. The Mets, not Harvey, are sharing many details right now but that will change soon enough. He missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome that ended his season early past year, when he made only 17 starts, going 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA.

“There were some moves made last night because we felt this might occur, ” the manager said Sunday. "We're not the enemy".

It's hard to acquire an everyday player for a starter, which is why I wouldn't be afraid to throw Lucas Duda into a deal with Harvey this year.

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