Ender wrote:Yeah I think it is an easy sell if you can get back someone like Gallardo or Cain or something for him and that seems to be where people value him. Secure your value now, don't get greedy and hope he keeps it up, get the sure thing.
I don't know...unless the Mets just ruin Harvey, I'd take him over Gallardo in any format.
Just hard for me to take someone with under 200 IP over someone with over 900 IP with over K/IP and a solid ERA who consistently wins 14+ games and if you sit him vs the Cardinals his career ERA is right around 3.30. Maybe if Harvey pitched on a better team I could do it but I'll pretty confidently make this trade. As someone who owns Gallardo I would insta decline an offer of Harvey straight up for him.
I mean I know it can be hard pulling the strings on a struggling guy in a trade for a hot guy. Cain and Gallardo both look like it just might not be their year but most of the time they just turn it around and are fine. Cain will stop giving up HRs and Gallardo will start hitting that outside corner and not falling behind guys. As the book gets out on Harvey and some fatigue gets into his arm and he faces some real offenses instead of the easiest schedule of any pitcher his stats will come crashing back down to earth. 2014 I very well may be trusting Harvey over more established guys but doing it in 2013 is just adding unnecessary risk to the team. I'm a very strong believer in solidifying your value if you can. You got Harvey relatively cheap, if you can turn him into a 6th round pitcher you do it and if he keeps it up all year it isn't going to be a huge loss no matter what. The Mets aren't going to be a good team which will limit his wins and Harvey probably won't pitch 200 innings which will limit his counting stats.
There are 10 teams in baseball averaging 4 R/G or less. Harvey has pitched against those bottom 10 teams all 6 games. 5 of the 6 games have been in pitchers parks as well. He is a good pitcher but everything has lined up for him so far as well, he won't keep this up.