The Mets and Matt Harvey have finally — fully — parted ways.
On the clock to trade him before he might become a free agent, the Mets salvaged something out of Harvey, trading him on Tuesday to the team they happen to be facing this week, the Cincinnati Reds. Harvey, one of the best pitchers in baseball less than three years ago, will now be a reclamation project on the worst team in baseball.
In exchange for Harvey, the Mets received cash and the oft-injured catcher Devin Mesoraco, who was in the Reds’ starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game until the trade was announced just under an hour before first pitch. Mesoraco, 29, then switched clubhouses at Great American Ball Park.
Harvey, also 29, will not face his former team this week, as he will join the Reds for their next series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers beginning Thursday. His performance declined significantly after some injuries, and he had struggled…