0 he will have a 3-0 lead in every game he pitches but Frank Frank will blow every save of the season to make the team go 0-162 with a record 162 blown saves.
Matt Harvey will be 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA 200+ innings 300+ strikeouts
Nahh just playing
My guess is 14-8 with a 3.35 ERA 200 Innings 200 Strikeouts
Assume a tough stretch, some wonderful starts, and a pretty good rest of the year.
14 wins seem a little optimistic. He pitched very well in his 10 starts in 2012, probably better than he will over a full season, and was only 3-5. The supporting cast wasn't there. Mediocre offense, bad defense, putrid bull pen. All that hurts a starting pitcher, and none of it has been fixed. If anything, it got worse. Hairston our most productive outfielder is gone. Francisco apparently won't have a bounceback year, Duda is still in the OF, and Murphy at 2b. No supporting cast, no 14 wins. Even if he pitches well, he'd have to pitch great. That's asking a lot for a first full year. Still, I am encouraged by what he showed last season.
I say 12-10 with a ERA around 3.75
" The offense is putrid. Isn't he going to be innings restricted at 160 - 180?"
No, He pitched 170 last year.
harvey is essentially a rookie.
over a full season he is going to take his lumps and turn in some stellar efforts.
the one area of his performance in 2012 that will hold him back in WIN category is pitch count/innings...
if he's coming out of games in 6th inning he will have trouble racking up wins because bullpen will not support him.
he'll be lucky to get to 10...
let's just hope he gets close to 200 innings with 30 starts and good health.
Don't forget that Harvey is a masher also, and that run support in his games will be better because he'll be able to help himself!!
LETS GO METS!!!
Isay 12-10 with a ERA around 3.75"
I'm surprised you even predicted over 7 games won. You know, seeing how your anti Mets.
dickey had no supporting cast and won 20
niese had no supporting cast and won 13
so please explain to me again how it is impossible for a pitcher to win 14 games w/ no supporting cast?
why is he coming out in the 6th inning?
he threw 170 innings last year....that means hes allowed to cross the 200 inning limit this year....meaning no restrictions on limits in games....even last season, of the 10 games he started at the end of the year (when they WERE restricting his innings) he went into the 7th in 3 of them and finished the 7th in 2 of those 3