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Mets: 15 best starting pitchers all-time in franchise history

May 18, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom (48) delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom (48) delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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Aug 28, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom (48) prepares to pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

2) Mets Best Starting Pitcher – Jacob deGrom

I don’t know where to begin with Jacob deGrom because we are far from finding the ending. A Mets legend still in action, deGrom has done enough to secure the number two spot on the list of the greatest pitchers in club history. He might not yet have all of the statistics. However, with a pair of Cy Young awards and numbers few pitchers in his era, or many other, can match, it’s an easy choice I will defend.

Through his first seven seasons, deGrom has gone 7-51 with a 2.61 ERA. Along with his two Cy Young awards, he also has a Rookie of the Year trophy.

deGrom has been a master of consistency. Even without much run-support, he has managed to give the Mets a shot to win just about every game he pitches.

At the start of the 2021 season, deGrom is fourth in WAR for pitchers (35.9), second in ERA (2.61), and tenth in wins (70). That last number, as we’ve all struggled to understand, doesn’t matter much. This is a new era of baseball where wins don’t necessarily count as they once did. I’m actually somewhat surprised to see he has cracked the top ten despite all of the roadblocks and blown saves he has suffered through.

Unfortunately, deGrom has nowhere to go but down on this list. A poor finish to his time with the Mets or possibly a future star in the rotation may take his number two spot.

If there’s one thing no Mets fan can debate, it’s who the greatest starting pitcher in Mets history is.

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