3) The Mets co-aces will show their age
How amazing is it that we are going to see two Hall of Fame pitchers at the top of our rotation? I know every Mets fan is psyched. Heck, I’m even psyched, but I am also cautious.
Both Max Scherzer and newly acquired Justin Verlander are close to 40 years old and that does bring along with it some cause for concern. Now I know there are players who have played well past their age but it doesn’t always work out for everyone.
Verlander is two years removed from Tommy John surgery so his elbow is brand new but could he fall victim to a different injury, kind of like what happened to Scherzer?
Scherzer dealt with oblique issues and missed part of the season. When he came back he wasn’t his dominant self like he was at the start. You can definitely tell when he came up short in the two biggest games of the season.
This was the main reason I worried about bringing another aging pitcher on the team. These guys aren’t just the back end of the rotation guys. They are leading this staff!
Both need to be healthy if this team has any shot at the division because if not, you can pretty much hand the division over to the Braves or Phillies.