Super agent Scott Boras forgot who was supposed to be in charge when he mouthed off about innings limits to the national media this week. In doing so, he put his client (read: employer), Matt Harvey in an impossible spot this week. His arrogance and stupidity leads off episode 23 of the Sports Microscope podcast this week.
Short of Harvey coming out and saying “Screw my agent. I’m pitching as much as I want to this year” there was no way for him to win. The Met fans have jumped all over Harvey. Even if a conversation like that needs to happen, it needs to happen in private. I hope Harvey had the courage to contact his agent and warn him if he ever does something like that again he’s fired. Hell, for PR sake, he should fire the man now.
That fiasco aside, the New York Mets are in a great position to win the National League East and return to the post season. And with their stable of young pitchers and an ageless Bartolo Colon, who knows what might happen. It will be interesting to see how Harvey weathers this firestorm and is able to help the Mets get to the promised land.
Also in this episode:
- The exciting races in the AL East and West
- The Minnesota Twins quest to sneak into the wild card game
- Bryce Harper‘s comments about National’s fans out of line
- The red-hot Red Sox youngsters
- Some NFL notes
- My pick for team of the week
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