Scary Stuff: Mets 2012 Rotation Set For Next Season?

An article by posted on August 9, 2011

Gonna make this short, and not too sweet…

Just came across this article from David Lennon of Newsday who looks ahead to the 2012 Mets rotation.

The Mets have four members of the rotation on pace to make close to 30 starts, with Dillon Gee – the replacement for Young – trailing slightly. There’s value in that as well. Just ask the Braves, who had to scratch Jair Jurrjens (12-4, 2.63 ERA) from Sunday’s start and put him on the DL with a right knee strain.

That’s why Alderson isn’t targeting that area for a major upgrade this offseason, with the plan of investing those resources elsewhere.

Huh, what was that last part?????

Am I supposed to be over-joyed with the fact that the New York Mets will get 150 starts from five pitchers in a starting rotation that has pitched barely well enough to keep us at or near .500 this season? Is that what we’ve been reduced to?

And they’ve managed to do that even with the Mets featuring three of the best hitters in the National League for the most of this season.

It seems Alderson is quite content with his rotation and had these pearls of wisdom to offer:

“Right now, except for some concern about the depth of our rotation, it’s a fairly solid part of the team,” Alderson said. “The bullpen is probably our bigger concern. With the rotation, we don’t have guys that have been dominant per se. But they’ve pitched well, they’ve pitched consistently, and for the most part, kept us in ballgames.”

Wow, so let me get this straight…

There’s a strong possibility that Mike Pelfrey will be the Opening Day starter again in 2012?

Ok, got it.

Some of you might be thinking, well that’s not so bad considering all things, and I would argue YES IT IS!

My plan for the rotation?

Keep Jon Niese and Dillon Gee and blow the rest of it up and make sure Pelfrey is the first one to go.

As for Johan Santana, I’m not counting my chickens with him until I see him get back on a mound and missing baseball bats with his changeup again. If Johan can’t do that, that 89-90 MPH fastball he’s packing, is going to look like an oversized beach-ball to major league hitters whose eyes will be as big as saucers.

Wow, where in the world will I get the pizazz to look forward to a 2012 rotation that looks exactly like the 2011 rotation?

Somebody please pass me a Samuel Adams.

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