Are the New York Mets setting us up for a big disappointment? Losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers definitely didn’t have fans feeling good about the direction of the team. It’s a logical reaction to have. When the Mets haven’t made any major additions of their own, it’s time to question what they will end up doing.
Already, there is some fear that general manager Billy Eppler will make some mistakes. How founded they are varied. Fear is often a symptom of paranoia. Mets fans who had deGrom as a “must” are definitely looking both ways twice right now and wondering if the sound if their house settling is something more.
Are the Mets headed toward disaster? Probably not. But that won’t stop us from wondering if Eppler may make these three roster mistakes.
1) NY Mets fans fear the rotation will take a step backward
Now with no chance of having deGrom, the Mets need to be aggressive. Be-e aggressive. Justin Verlander and Carlos Rodon are the two logical pivots. The team will also need to get someone in the class of Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker to help round things out.
Even the, it’s feeling like the rotation will have at least Tylor Megill or David Peterson in it to open the year. It’s not horrific when compared to the rest of the league. When matched with what the plan was at the start of 2022, it’s a step in the wrong direction.
Eppler and the Mets pitching can prove us wrong for sure. They do have Max Scherzer already. Including three other quality arms can easily give them one of the best starting staffs in the game.
There will definitely be a ton of second-guessing for the Mets rotation all winter. Changes often create doubt. The Mets are making lots of changes. It’s okay for us to have as much doubt.