As pitchers and catchers get going in Arizona and Florida, reporters no longer have to ink their annual rankings for teams and positions. Now they can focus on seeing if their prognostication will come true.
When it comes to pitching, just about everyone: ESPN’s Buster Onley, Paul Casella of MLB.com, Grant Brisbee of SB Nation and Ted Berg of For The Win, has weighed in with the obvious – the Mets have a great rotation.
I don’t think it’s necessary to add up all the different rankings and calculate the mean…everyone has the Mets with one of the best rotations in all of baseball.
While most articles focus on the starting pitchers, Anthony Castrovince of Sports on Earth took it one step further – his rankings were for the entire staff, from the No. 1 starter to the man assigned to close the door in the ninth and everyone in between.
But while that’s interesting in the moment, few seem to focus on the actual order of the proposed best rotation. Noah Syndergaard has already stated to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that he wants to pitch in one of the first two games of the season against Kansas City.
“Of course. I think everybody would want to pitch in one of those two games,” Syndergaard said. “I think it’s going to be a little bit different — very intense. I’m not really sure what to expect. But it’s going to be fun. And I’m looking forward to it.”
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