2) NY Mets won’t win the World Series because of their faith in an older rotation
The Mets starting rotation doesn’t have youth on its side. Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer are electrifying. They’re also a few more oil changes into their lives than most top-pairings in the league. We shouldn’t be too concerned about how many candles they blow out once a year on their Fudgy the Whale cakes. Until an actual injury happens, age is nothing but a number.
Age goes beyond these two. Carlos Carrasco and Jose Quintana are up there. Kodai Senga, although a rookie in MLB, is a seasoned veteran. His transition from Japan’s six-man rotation to MLB’s five-man is something to watch more than the year he was born.
When it comes to older players, seeing them run out of gas is the concern. Endurance from these starters could come into question. The important thing will be having at least four healthy arms by the time the playoffs begin. Can the timing work out?
The depth of Tylor Megill and David Peterson is most important to get through the regular season. One could prove themselves worthy of an elevated role if needed.
Many of the starting pitcher options the Mets have right now experienced injuries in recent seasons. Rarely will a starting staff get through a whole year healthy. We should prepare for the worst and hope for the best.