2) NY Mets shouldn't have Mike Vasil in the 2024 Opening Day rotation
Mike Vasil is probably the next Mets pitching prospect who'll be in the big leagues. As exciting as he and others may be, planning to have him on the Opening Day roster in the rotation is suspect. He won't get enough starts in Triple-A this year. Rushing him into the rotation can backfire quickly and lead to a demotion. The Mets shouldn't even consider having him on the 2024 Opening Day roster outside of having him replace an injured player.
The rotation is once again an area of need for the Mets. They have enough internal options for next year, but those choices include Joey Lucchesi, Tylor Megill, and David Peterson. We can excuse one of them winning a fifth starter spot next year. Going to battle with more won't turn out well. It’s punting on first down.
Vasil has no MLB experience and pushing him too quickly goes against how this ball club has operated. We should look at him as a guy who could see some early season starts due to injury or a lack of performance from someone else. Otherwise, Vasil needs to earn his promotion. A bumpy start to his Triple-A career has turned far more promising. He should see significant action next year. It just doesn’t have to be in the first week of the season. Already understanding he’ll be on some sort of an innings limit, save the bullet for later in the year in case you do make a run.