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Apr 17, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) after scoring in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) after scoring in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 17, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the fifth inning against the against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets starting rotation might be the biggest strength in 2021, not the offense

For years, the Mets starting pitching has been boasted as one of the best in baseball. Before everyone started to get hurt last year, this was once again the case.

Then the season actually started and we were harassed with starts from Rick Porcello, Michael Wacha, and a bunch of other underperformers not named Jacob deGrom or David Peterson. The 2020 season was a miserable one for Mets starting pitching. Things are much better in 2021.

The offense has started slow but the starting pitching looks terrific! Even in several of the team’s losses, the Mets starters have kept them in the game. Could we be about to witness one of the great years in Mets’ starting pitcher history?

I’m not surprised at how well the Mets starters have performed. They do have some good names there. By contrast to the offensive shortcomings, the difference is quite major. I predicted something a little more balanced.

Starting pitching is what supposedly wins championships. If indeed true, the ball club in Queens is an early favorite to run through the National League.

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Mama said there will be days where the starting pitchers falter and the offense picks them up. In the marathon of a baseball season, the best attribute of the team will swing from one direction to the other. At least for now, the stock in the starting pitchers is high. Meanwhile, the offense is lurking and waiting to strike.

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