3) Joey Lucchesi has earned his NY Mets roster spot for next year
Mets starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi has had an up and down tenure for the New York Mets since he arrived in 2021. Whether it's injuries or simply not pitching well on the mound, he's had a hard time finding sustained success which always results in him being in the minor leagues. But in his limited action this year whether it's the bullpen or as a starter, he's been a welcoming surprise. He should have a roster spot next year in the rotation
In his seven games pitched, the 30-year-old has a 3-0 record with an ERA of 2.88 in 35 innings pitched. Sure his time with the Mets in 2023 has not been a huge sample size, but when he has pitched for New York this year, he's been a very nice surprise. He's also done a nice job limiting the home run ball this year only giving up four all season and just 11 runs total.
I'm not saying he's going to be an ace by any stretch, but with so many questions about the Mets rotation heading into the offseason with the departures of Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander near the trading deadline, Lucchessi could be a reliable option. When he's pitched in the big leagues this year, he's solid especially over his last three starts in particular going five innings or more in these starts. Lucchessi pitching for the Mets in 2024 is not out of the question.