Howie Rose knows the New York Mets but he also has a nice grasp on some other things as well. When it comes to Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer, it’s tough to find a better duo out there on the baseball field. What about in the music world?
Rose isn’t sure which is which, however, he’s certain the deGrom-Scherzer combination is baseball’s version of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Which Mets pitcher is which member of the Beatles?
deGrom would probably be more of the Lennon figure here while Scherzer’s time with the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals can be considered the time McCartney spent with Wings—it’s just reversed.
This does raise a few other questions. Who is the George Harrison? There must also be a Ringo Starr. Let’s not leave out a Pete Best.
Chris Bassitt, Taijuan Walker, and Carlos Carrasco can fight it out to see who gets to be which of the other members of the Beatles. Meanwhile, the rest of us can worry about who the Yoko Ono in this will be.
An early guess: it’ll be deGrom’s agent. As much as the Mets front office is responsible for ensuring the duo stay intact for next season, a lot of the responsibility falls on the player’s agent.
The Beatles were active for a nice long decade in the 1960s. There is zero possibility of this pair of Mets aces to be together for nearly as long. We’re just going to have to appreciate every back-to-back day we get from them.
Whether it’s the two leads in the Beatles or another iconic duo they compare to best, the Mets have never come close to having two pitchers of this magnitude on the same roster together while still pitching at such a high level. Tom Glavine and Pedro Martinez were well past their prime by the time each joined the Mets. With deGrom and Scherzer, they’d both be right there in the Cy Young conversation if not for missing time.
If the Beatles aren’t your jam, pick another iconic duo to compare deGrom and Scherzer to. Maybe you’re more of a Mick Jagger and Keith Richards person or burgers and fries are more appropriate for what you love most.
Whichever it is, there is no doubt the Mets feel different with these two at the top of the rotation.