2) David Peterson is far from a lock for the NY Mets postseason roster
It would be great if David Peterson could show the Mets he deserves a roster spot this postseason. Having him in the bullpen, a lefty, would give Buck Showalter an alternative option to Joely Rodriguez. Rodriguez on the playoff roster is already debatable but we can make the case that it’s important to have at least one true lefty reliever even if he ends up being used sparingly.
Peterson’s issues might be a poor transition from a starting role to the bullpen. In whichever way the Mets have chosen to use him this year, we’ve seen both the bad and the ugly of what he can offer. Being able to give them multiple innings in relief would be an advantage on most rosters. On the Mets, it’s a little different.
The Mets actually have an abundance of long relief options. Trevor Williams is the most notable and we can probably guarantee the Mets bring him with them into the postseason. He has been terrific going multiple innings out of the bullpen. He has been tested in this role and passed many times.
Peterson’s biggest competition for a roster spot might be Tylor Megill. How each of them perform in the final days of the regular season will go a long way into determining whether or not they’re with the club when the playoffs begin.