Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Dark Knight Returns
The worry that people have begun to have about this super-collossal Mets rotation is that they're all going to end up like the mid-90's Mets rotations- they're gonna blow out their pitching arms and never be the same. It's a semi-rational worry, but I like to think that there's more talent here than there was in 1994.
Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are three of the best pitchers in baseball. deGrom and Thor have had some recent success, and Harvey is going to have to be back to his old tricks in order to remind people of how dominant he can be. Plus, there's this little cavern of Zach Wheeler, Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo, rotation around- all three are excellent, and can be used in varying increments.
Now, it does worry me that Harvey and Wheeler haven't pitched full seasons in a few years, as well as the fact that we're plugging rookies into this rotation a good two years after the WS run. It also worries me that two convicted felons have solidified positions (although, seeing as another convicted felon is currently my closer, I won't cry foul), and that it only seems to be Yoenis Cespedes that's thriving these days.
I do have a feeling that the Mets are going to have an at-least tolerable season. It's probably gonna be them or Washington again (unless Miami holds onto the momentum like we've been all waiting for them to), and as Washington is losing some crucial early matches, it's smart enough to pick the Mets as an early favorite. A ton of things could happen, but if the rotation stays strong, they'll have a chance.
Coming Tomorrow- A guy that nearly singlehandedly dragged his team to a World Series last year.