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Gsellman doesn’t give an inch as Mets’ starter battle gets tight | New York Post

“It’s a great problem to have,” manager Terry Collins said. “We came into this camp knowing we have depth in the rotation. We didn’t know where Zack was going to be, but we felt with the other four guys and Robert and Seth, we had some depth here. And they have stepped up and shown us we weren’t wrong.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 19, 2017 at 11:43 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 19, 2017 at 12:51 PM (#5419529)
This seems pretty easy to me. Wheeler's not pitching well and has got to be under a pretty strict IP limit after not pitching for 2 years.

You start out with Syndergaard, DeGrom, Matz, Harvey, Gsellman, with Wheeler in extended Spring Training, and Lugo in AAA.

If everyone stays healthy, and Harvey still stinks by the end of April, you DL him, and bring up whoever looks best.
   2. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: March 19, 2017 at 02:01 PM (#5419552)
Agree with #1.

There's no good reason to begin the season with Lugo or Wheeler in the starting rotation.
   3. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 19, 2017 at 05:53 PM (#5419612)
Pitchers get hurt all the time. Having 7 good starters is not a problem, ever. It's the solution required; every year for every team when starters get hurt.

Let's just say this again. You can never have too much decent starting pitching, ever.
   4. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 19, 2017 at 10:22 PM (#5419678)
Even now, I'd hesitate to say the Mets have 7 good and healthy starters. Even if you want to ignore the fact that deGrom and Matz ended the season last year on the DL, the Mets have other guys who have questions marks. Harvey has looked underwhelming this spring and is coming off a major surgery, Wheeler has missed the last two seasons, Seth Lugo might turn back into a pumpkin, and Robert Gsellman pitched fewer than 50 innings last year.
   5. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: March 20, 2017 at 07:14 AM (#5419706)
If everyone stays healthy

You do know that these are the Mets, right?
   6. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 20, 2017 at 09:29 AM (#5419728)
I'm optimistic that, if healthy, the Mets will have one of the best rotations in baseball.
   7. Russ Posted: March 20, 2017 at 09:51 AM (#5419736)
I'm optimistic that, if healthy, the Mets will have one of the best rotations in baseball.


I'm also optimistic that, if healthy, the Pirates will have one of the best outfields in baseball. We'll see if either of is happy in the end (hint: we won't be).

   8. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 20, 2017 at 09:56 AM (#5419739)
We'll see if either of is happy in the end (hint: we won't be).

Well, I think you're both rooting for playoff teams. So, you should end up happy.
   9. Conor Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:08 AM (#5419746)
I think as long as the Mets don't have a deluge of injuries to the rotation, they'll probably have at least one of the best rotations in baseball. They had a ton of injuries last year, and were basically right there with the Nats and Blue Jays for second best rotation by ERA, well behind the Cubs.

Man, Logan Verrett made 12 st arts with a 6.45 ERA last year. I don't remember it being quite that bad.
   10. Russ Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:11 AM (#5419748)
Well, I think you're both rooting for playoff teams. So, you should end up happy.


I reject your attempt to reverse my reverse jinx, no tradebacks.
   11. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 20, 2017 at 07:48 PM (#5420288)
Apparently, Harvey had better velocity today and looked better despite not having the greatest statistical line.

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