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Chicago Cubs: Why the Cubs should trade for Matt Harvey

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Jun 2, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 2, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Matt Harvey has proven he can pitch at a high level and pitch effectively.

I know most of you remember Harvey begging to pitch the ninth in the deciding Game 5 of the 2015 World Series.  Up until then, Harvey had given up just one earned run, allowed five hits, and had nine strike outs.

Aside from the run he gave up in the ninth inning of that game – that is an epic clutch performance.   Harvey’s other postseason numbers in that 2015 campaign are pretty good, too.

In his four playoff starts, he has a 3.04 ERA, 27 strikeouts and has only given up eight walks.  These numbers are extremely important, especially to a presumptive playoff-bound team like the Cubs.

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