He wants to start, and he’s made that no secret. However, if the Mets land a veteran arm in the offseason and some of their young arms develop, like Oliver Perez and John Maine (notice how nobody is talking about Brian Bannister anymore, but he’s in the mix, along with Mike Pelfrey) then there’s no room for him in the rotation.
If they bring back all their relievers and Duaner Sanchez is healthy, and one of those young arms is a fit in the bullpen, then he might be expendable in a trade. He’s one of their trade chips. You’ll hear his name a lot this winter.