* A turn in the Mets rotation made up of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Zack Wheeler has never happened. Not in any order. Any time the guys have been up in the majors, at least one of them has been injured.*

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*In 2015, when the Mets had the best chance of this rotation order working with four of these pieces rolling, Wheeler was sidelined after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

His recovery carried into 2016, and in 2017, it was Harvey, Matz, and Syndergaard’s turns to miss some time.

This spring though, everyone is still surprisingly healthy and looking better than in years past.

*Mets general manager Sandy Alderson doesn’t really care about this small fact and has been focused solely on winning, regardless of who’s out there.*

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1. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 21, 2018 at 11:52 AM (#5640899)Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.I could live with him doing that for the Angels and getting Trout a ring. If he goes to the Cardinals and wins with them, now that would be unfortunate :/

I could live with him doing that for the Angels and getting Trout a ring. If he goes to the Cardinals and wins with them, now that would be unfortunate :/I find your ideas intriguing and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

(Hey, that meme's so old and tired, it's now new and fresh.)

What's are your expectations for this team? For me, any win total between 70 and 92 would not be a surprise.Best estimate: 87 wins and a WC berth. 10-20% chance of taking the division from WAS. 25% chance of a full injury-driven meltdown.

I'm thinking between 70 and 85 would not be a surprised.

That means there's a 75% chance there isn't a full injury driven meltdown, which as a Met fan, seems a little too high.

Rafael Montero has a torn UCL.OK. Raise my estimate to 88 wins.

After a strong start to the spring, Wheeler has been pretty bad.11:2 K:BB ratio, 0 HRs, and 11 K in 8 IP isn't really bad.

85 wins, challenge for the division and fall a couple games short, end up with the 2nd WC.

Do you really think 87-88 wins is going to be enough to win the division? The Nats are better than that, no?Even if the Nats are a 95-win true talent team, 87-88 wins is only 1 SD away. And the Nats aren't that good. FG has them projected at 89 wins, to the Mets 82.

Wheeler sent to AAA. The "dream" remains just out of reach.I think that's the right move. Allows the Mets to preserve some depth, allows Wheeler to work on some things, and gives the Mets the best chance of winning right now.

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