I don’t want to say it’s over for Matt Harvey, but ending up with the Reds and pitching in the Great American Smallpark is like the worst-case scenario for his career. It’s really a lose-lose situation for Harvey — his diminished stuff in a hitter’s haven is a disaster waiting to happen, and he’s downgrading immensely from the NYC nightlife to whatever is happening in Cinci.
The Reds announced on Twitter they acquired Harvey for backup catcher Devin Mesoraco, who owns a .630 OPS and one home run in 18 games this season. Basically a trash for trash situation here, though the Mets have a big need at catcher so Mesoraco is worth a shot.
Harvey should fit in well with the Reds pitching staff as all of their starters own ERAs above 4.
Fun fact: The Mets are currently in Cinci for a three-game series, so maybe his former teammates will get to tee off on him.