To date, Harvey has been injured far more often than Hays. And arms are very finicky things.
I hope that Harvey will at some point get through a season without being shut down at any point. But it has never happened once in his seven full seasons in our organization, so I will go into next year assuming that we won’t get a full year out of him.
This is an extremely fair thing to say.
That being said, I wanted Mancini dealt last year. I like Trey. He’s a good player who has become the face of the team.
What I don’t like is his redundancy and the idea that while I think he’s good, he’s not as good as 2019. I don’t want to sign him long term and now we have players ready to contribute that I think can step in and be close to or as good right now.
Put it another way..whether he came off another very good season or dealing with what he is dealing with, I would be looking for a different arrangement in 2021.
Like I said, I’m ultimately fine with him coming back assuming everyone feels good about his health and you make other moves to make sure no one is blocked.
I just don’t feel it’s a slam dunk decision.
There are probably at least 97 different possibilities for how Hunter Harvey's career will wind up when all is said and done.
I just gave 3 large generalizations, in relation to the subject of the previous post.
I am saying that he is terrible because he has become apathetic. And yes I do believe that, because he appeared to show no effort at all. Remember the famous photo where he’s lazily swinging at the pitch and his eyes are focused somewhere else entirely?
and that happened often enough that it’s not unreasonable to think he’s been phoning it in for three years.
I may be wrong but observable evidence tilts in one direction. And either way, he doesn’t care, and neither do I. Effort or not, he’s one of history’s worst over the last three years and I’m happy he’s leaving.