If Matt Harvey has his way, he will be throwing by the end of the month with the idea of returning to the Mets before the end of the season still firmly in his mind. “They said I should be able to start throwing four months after the surgery and that’s Feb. 22, and I haven’t had any setbacks,” Harvey, who had elbow surgery in October, told The Post.“I can’t wait. Even if it’s 10 feet, I just want to pick up a ball. As if right now, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be able to do that.”

It makes no sense, none, for the Mets to rush their franchise player back just to get him into a handful of game in September. In re-draft leagues there is no reason to draft Harvey. In keeper leagues it depends completely on the cost - it's hard to protect a guy who is likely to sit out an entire season. ANALYST: Ray Flowers