Anonymous Mets Rip Matt Harvey: ‘He Wants to Be Derek Jeter’

Bryan Brandom
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Since Matt Harvey was suspended for three games for what was then described as breaking an undisclosed team rule, it's become clearer and clearer that the New York Mets front office's patience has worn thin with their one-time ace.

According to Page Six, Harvey partied at Manhattan nightclub 1Oak until 4 a.m. on Friday night. Multiple reports have indicated Harvey went golfing on Saturday before calling in sick with a migraine, missing a night game.

On Monday, manager Terry Collins was asked if Harvey's teammates had lost respect for the pitcher, who owns a 5.14 ERA so far this season.

"I can't answer that," the manager responded. "I don't know."

Later on Monday, some Mets players spoke for themselves, though they did so anonymously.

“He wants to be Derek Jeter,” one teammate told Newsday, referring to the longtime hero of the crosstown New York Yankees. “To do that, you’ve got to show up.”

Another said: “Something had to happen. There had to be a sense of accountability.”

One fellow Met said Harvey had constructed a “sense of alienation” around himself. “You could see all of this coming," added another.

Collins hopes Harvey will address his teammates upon return from suspension so the injury-ravaged Mets can move past the situation.

“Those are questions that individual guys have to answer,” Collins said. “We’ve got to know one thing about our society: if you make a mistake, stand up, be accountable and move on. And people forget about it.”

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