Dream NY Mets starting rotation #2 starter: Kodai Senga
The 2023 season was obviously a disastrous one for the Mets, but Kodai Senga gave them just about everything they could have possibly hoped for.
After a bit of a rocky beginning to his MLB career, Senga wound up being one of the best pitchers in the National League this season, posting a 2.98 ERA in 29 starts and 166.1 innings of work. He struck out over 200 batters and consistently gave the Mets chances to win. New York might've finished under .500, but they went 17-12 in his starts. A big reason for this is he allowed more than four runs a grand total of one time all year.
Senga finished his year with seven straight starts allowing two runs or fewer and 16 straight starts allowing three runs or fewer. He was consistently dominant in the second half as he had a 2.58 ERA down the stretch. There's just nothing negative really to say about his season.
Senga won't win the Cy Young, but he's going to receive some votes and could even be a finalist. With that in mind, he'd be an ace in most rotations, just not this one if they can land Burnes.