Link Roundup: Banner Day and Matt Harvey
As you may have heard, the game on May 26th was moved to 8 PM to accommodate ESPN’s broadcast. May 26th is Banner Day. Many fans felt passionate that Banner Day should be a day game, as is tradition. And the Mets have listened. They’re giving you, the fan, a chance to vote on what date Banner Day should now take place. Should it remain on the 26th, or be moved to another date, like the 11th?
Looking ahead to the season, one positive we have to look forward to is the continued development of RHP Matt Harvey. He clearly has the raw stuff, mechanics, and makeup to be a number one or two starter, but the proof is in the pudding. Harvey will have to be more consistent with his command to maintain success at the major league level.
Harvey has qualified for Sports Illustrated’s “Verducci Effect” list in 2013, however. It’s a system of analysis that SI writer Tom Verducci took largely from former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson. How legitimate is the Verducci Effect? In recent years, some people feel it’s been largely unreliable.