3 advantages the Mets have over other World Series contenders

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2) NY Mets have a one-two starting rotation punch with experience

Other teams hoping to win a World Series certainly have pitching staffs comparable to the Mets. The Padres have plenty of good arms and the Phillies have a rotation that looks like it could compete alongside us. The Houston Astros, even with a bunch of younger guys behind Justin Verlander, are almost as impressive, too.

Nothing, however, compares to the Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer duo. It’s the best duo anyone has when they’re at their best.

The Mets fully intended to win this season on the sometimes achy backs of deGrom and Scherzer. You don’t employ those two together and pay them as much money as they’re receiving just for the Cy Young accolades. You do it because you want a chance to rebound after a hard-luck loss the very next chance.

deGrom but more so Scherzer have already pitched in big games. When things are going right for them, nobody is better. Best of all, things almost always seem to go right. What has made them such outstanding pitchers is the consistency. They aren’t just guys with the potential to be great. They simply are each and every outing.

The Mets can lose a game pitched by one of these guys and feel okay knowing the next chance they get will include an equally as amazing talent.