The Mets dreamed of a star studded five man rotation for years but it didn’t work out the way they wanted. 2019 might be what they’ve been looking for.
For the past few seasons the New York Mets had big plans. They wanted to send out the best rotation in baseball. It would have consisted of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Katz, and Zack Wheeler.
Things didn’t work out the way they had hoped. Dozens of injuries and even more stretches of poor play made sure the rotation couldn’t last more than one week. But it looks like 2019 can be different.
2019 is going to be the year that the Mets put out their big three. As long as these three pitchers stay healthy and keep doing what they have this year, they will be as big, if not better than some of the best two and three pitcher combos we have seen lately.
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I’m talking about deGrom, Wheeler, and Syndergaard. A fresh start in 2019 could turn into a perfect rotation yet again. Jake is already the best he can be. If he slacks off a bit next season, he still would put up monster numbers.
Zack is in a very similar position to Jake. He didn’t start the season on a high note but has been beyond brilliant since the All-star game. During his nine starts since then, his ERA has been 1.50. If this can continue into next season, he can have a huge contract year.
The most promising of the three is really Noah. He’s been putting up good numbers all year, but like Zack he’s been getting better as the season went on. His complete game against the Giants proves this. It was his first complete game ever and maybe he can start going deep into games consistently.
If all three can stay healthy and go deep into games next season, they will be an insane 1-2-3 combo that no team will want to deal with. You’re talking about three pitchers that have the potential for a full season with an ERA below 2.70. We’re not talking about just potential, but potential that has a solid foundation this season.
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For all we know, the Mets lineup can suck again next year, but we could have something beautiful to watch in the rotation.