Harvey says competing for championship ‘realistic’ for Mets

By on February 15, 2015

Matt Harvey believes the Mets are heading in the right direction.Ryan Stone/for New York Daily News Matt Harvey believes the Mets are heading in the right direction.

Matt Harvey hasn’t thrown a meaningful pitch in a year and a half but he’s picking up right where he left off, taking his trademark confidence to a new level.

Back from Tommy John surgery, Harvey said on Saturday he wants a World Series ring, and he believes the Mets have a chance to get it done with the group they’re assembling.

“I think it’s very realistic,” Harvey told the Daily News. “I think we’re looking forward to it and we’re gonna do everything we can.”

Harvey was speaking at a red-carpet event in Chelsea celebrating the launch of Derek Jeter’s website, The Players’ Tribune, despite the site going live four-and-a-half months ago. Harvey recently penned an article for the site, which features stories written by athletes.

RELATED: METS SPRING TRAINING PREVIEW

Harvey spoke as Jeter walked right next to him on the carpet. As the righthander talked about the excitement surrounding the Mets, with their up-and-coming starting rotation, he noted the five rings the former Yankee captain won in the Bronx.

“We’re excited just as much as the fans are,” Harvey said. “We want to bring a championship to New York on the other side of town. The guy standing next to me has a couple so we’d like to bring some ourselves to Queens.”

Harvey said it was “indescribable” being back on a mound during the week in Port St. Lucie and said it was special to be back with his teammates. “It’s been a long wait, something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” he said.

Jeter, meanwhile, is no longer chasing championships and for the first time in 20 years had no interest in talking about baseball. When he was asked about his thoughts on the Yankees’ offseason moves, Jeter said, “I’m focused on The Players’ Tribune, buddy,” and walked away.

RELATED: HARVEY TAKES OVER AS NYC’S DIAMOND STAR

Fresh off losing the Super Bowl after his late interception, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was in attendance but declined to be interviewed. But Wilson, a site contributor, donned a throwback Seattle Supersonics jacket, perhaps advocating for an NBA team to return to Seattle.

One man who tried to intercept Wilson’s passes was former Jet Antonio Cromartie, who spent last season with the Cardinals. With former Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles now the head coach of the Jets, the free agent said he will consider a Jet return.

“It’s a possibility,” he told The News. “At the end of the day, everything is open for me.”

Recommended article: Chomsky: We Are All – Fill in the Blank.
This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Baseball – NY Daily News

Read previous post:
Youngster Kay’s chip and chase

[unable to retrieve full-text content]GOLD Coast starlet Becky Kay queued up for Karrie Webb’s autograph when she was a kid...

Close