While Harvey’s 2018 season in New York was nothing short of disastrous, it wasn’t boring. Harvey can still get people talking. For proof, all we need to do is look at the actions of the Twitter world.
Matt Harvey being traded to the worst record in baseball 8-345 Reds and living it up in Cincinnati for a year is some kind of justice. Probably the best trade the Mets have ever made.
— Amazin Mets (@los_mets) May 8, 2018
Lots of people around baseball thought Matt Harvey should spend some time in the minors. So he gets traded to the Reds which is basically a minor league team.
— Taylor Wirth (@WirthTM) May 8, 2018
Matt Harvey going to the Reds is more of a demotion than going to the minors.
— Joel (@JoelMetsNY) May 8, 2018
Trading Matt Harvey to the Reds might make their bad pitching staff "historically bad" #Mets
— jake, bathrobe enthusiast (@jake_dot_idiot) May 8, 2018
Matt Harvey to Reds doesn’t bring nearly the same outrage from us long-time Mets fans as Tom Seaver to the Reds in 1977.
— Gary Myers (@GaryMyersNY) May 8, 2018
Of course, it wasn’t just the team’s record and Harvey’s struggles that people were having fun with. Harvey has a history of enjoying the night life, something that will be much more difficult in Cincinnati than it was in New York. Additionally, Harvey turned down a Triple-A assignment…in Las Vegas. None if this went unnoticed.
Matt Harvey could’ve gone to the minor leagues (bad!) but moved to Vegas temporarily (good!). Instead, he stays in the big leagues (good!) but moves to Cincinnati for the long haul (guhhhhhhhhh!).
— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) May 8, 2018
The Mets just sent Matt Harvey to the worst team in the league (the Reds) 😂 Can’t party there and definitely can’t win there. What a slap in the face.
— David Hohn (@dhohn33) May 8, 2018
Guessing Cincinnati was not Matt Harvey’s first choice for destination.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinMedia) May 8, 2018
The other cruel twist for Matt Harvey, besides getting traded to a homer haven ballpark: Cincinnati's nightlife isn't exactly hopping.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) May 8, 2018
Live look at Matt Harvey searching popular nightclubs in Cincinnati pic.twitter.com/eqCirDkHNc
— Andrew (@AndrewwM_) May 8, 2018
Matt Harvey must be pissed about going to Cincinnati, not because of the team. But because he missed the Kentucky Derby by four days and the suspension he would of gotten for blowing off that days game and the three rounds of golf he would of gotten in.
— Jeff-LJ-Lloyd (@Jeff_LJ_Lloyd) May 8, 2018
We can’t wait to see how this one works out.