Even though the 2020 New York Mets season is still in its infancy, it is never too early to look ahead at some burning questions for the 2021 season.
One big question for the 2021 New York Mets is who will be starting games for them in 2021.
The 2020 rotation hasn’t been great so far this season albeit missing some key pieces but the 2020 rotation should be used as a lesson for the 2021 Mets. If you do not invest in quality arms and depth the rotation can fall apart quickly.
It is imperative that the Mets take note and this winter tries to beef up the pitching staff because the offense seems to be becoming a strength, at least on paper, that it would be a real shame if the rotation held the team back.
The first question that has to be asked is how many spots have to be filled. With the next question being what internal depth is there and how much has to be supplemented from outside the organization via free agency or trade
Some rotation spots are obvious, however, there are some that are contingent on other things like contract situations, injury rehabs, and how 2020 plays out for certain players.
The Mets, however, need to think past the five guys that roll out there every day and start a game. It is imperative that they amass quality depth. The team can look to 2020 as a perfect example. They started with six or seven starters for five spots back in March but by the time the season started the Mets were unsure how to fill out five spots every day.
No one knows what the future holds but you can never have too much pitching especially when you are the New York Mets.