Posted: 2/17/2013 4:25 PM
You'd project rotation of Johan Santana on Opening Day, then Shaun Marcum, Jon Niese, Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee in that order, though.
TC said he'll split LHs Johan & Niese in rotation, as expected. Marcum & Gee similar so makes sense to split too, although TC noncommittal.
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"It's only a game if you win but if you lose it's a stinking waste of time
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xmulderx wrote: it would be nice to start off the season with Harvey though over a guy in Santana who is on his way out...
Posted: 2/17/2013 9:54 PM
omnimetfan wrote: xmulderx wrote: it would be nice to start off the season with Harvey though over a guy in Santana who is on his way out...Santana has done nothing to deserve to lose the honor. When he has been healthy he has pitched quite well.
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DocK16 wrote: I can understand not wanting to put too much pressure on Harvey. Opening day starter is symbolic more than anything. The torch can get passed next season when Harvey has established himself and the Mets have some expectations of being led into the future by their young core. Harvey has enough on his plate going into the season. He doesn't need to feel like he's shouldering the burden of the entire franchise going into his first full season.
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NewMFS62 wrote: Assuming a three day or more series, slotting Harvey after Santana would make Niese more effective - a righty fastballer between two lefties. Gives the opponent three different looks in a row.Later
Yeah, it's more about giving different looks than matching up with another team's ace (or #2 or #3). Back in the 80's, I always felt Ojeda was most effective following Gooden....Doc had a 96-98mph FB that moved like crazy and then Bobby O following him with a changeup that never seemed to reach the plate (followed by Darling with a great splitter and Sid who had the most deceptive 89mph FB in the game). Those guys really complimented each other. Of course sooner or later injuries, rainouts, and off days mess with it.
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One of the exciting parts of this year's Mets squad is the rotation. I like it as is. I like splitting up the lefties.......it should mean that in most series, teams facing the Mets will be dealing with a lefty during that series. I think the nice thing about Harvey at #4 is that you'd think he would be the guy that could probably go the most innings regularly of all 5 guys. marcum, Johann, and Gee are prob 6 max.....with an option of the 7th if the pitch count is low. Niese and Harvey are the guys more likely to last through the 7th and beyond, even with a slightly elevated pitch count. The rotation will likely get mixed up during the year, anyway......esp with Marcum being injury prone.
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