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NY Mets Rotation: What could the starting five look like in 2021?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 24: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Atlanta Braves during Opening Day at Citi Field on July 24, 2020 in New York City. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 24: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Atlanta Braves during Opening Day at Citi Field on July 24, 2020 in New York City. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 09: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets in action against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on August 09, 2020 in New York City. New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Jacob deGrom

What can be said about Jacob deGrom that has not already been said? He is the best pitcher in the National League if not all of baseball.

Jacob seems to be getting better each and every year and now he has unlocked another cheat code where he throws 95+ mph fastballs and 93 mph sliders. It is simply just unfair. Who knows what he will unveil for next year.

If he is healthy, there is no reason why he wouldn’t be the Opening Day pitcher for the 2021 season and he could possibly be coming off another Cy Young season. He is also under contract for 2021 and beyond which further solidifies his sport not only in the rotation but the ace of it.

Steven Matz

Steven Matz is another obvious name to be in the 2021 rotation for the Mets.

There are some that are not fans of his and believe he is overrated because he is a Long Island product and an overall nice guy but Matz contrary to some is a solid start he is commanding his pitches and not giving up home runs.

Matz has always had an issue with his emotions on the mound. It always seems that once Matz gives up a home run or runs in general he has a hard time shaking it off.

If Matz could work to get past that he could be a solid middle of the rotation arm for this team.

To add to all of this Matz is still under contract for 2021 and if he is healthy there is no reason for him to not be in the rotation next year.

After deGrom and Matz it gets a little bit murky. Starters three through five depend on a lot of different things going certain ways.

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