Where will Matt Harvey go next? Ranking 5 possible landing spots
Assuming the Mets don’t find a trade partner for Matt Harvey — and assuming a general manager doesn’t pull a George Costanza and try to get fired by placing a waiver claim on the Fallen Knight — the other 29 teams will soon have a chance to sign a released Harvey, if he so desires, for the prorated minimum wage of $545,000, with the Mets paying the rest of the right-hander’s $5.63 million salary.
Given the low risk, there are too many potential employers to fit in a list. So let’s identify the five most delicious destinations for Harvey and grade them on a likeliness scale of 1 (when Phoenix freezes over) to 10 (bet your autographed 2013 ESPN Magazine Body Issue on it).
He has been sending covert signals for years that he wanted to join his childhood favorites.
Likeliness scale: 1. The costs of distraction far outweigh the benefits of possible performance.
Mets fans’ worst nightmare — Harvey joins the enemy and turns into his old self.
Likeliness scale: 2. The Nats’ starting rotation is doing just fine without him, thanks.
Harvey already has experience working for Derek Jeter, over at The Players’ Tribune.
Likeliness scale: 3. It’s possible Harvey might not be the best influence on a young team.
They drafted Harvey out of high school in 2007, and if he traveled from San Diego to Los Angeles to party, Anaheim is relatively around the corner.
Likeliness scale: 5. The contending Angels need arms, partly so Shohei Ohtani can get his desired rest between starts.
Harvey could reunite with his old pitching coach, Dan Warthen, who is Texas’ assistant pitching coach, and with Bartolo “Big Sexy” Colon.
Likeliness scale: 5. The last-place Rangers could see if they can fix Harvey in time to make him a July trade chip.
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