The Aaron Sele signing made me take a look at the Mets’ rotation. The way I see it, there’s not a guy that could start that doesn’t have a question:
Here are mine:
Tom Glavine: He’s 40, went a month without a victory last year, and as a six-inning guy to begin with, how much does he have left?
Orlando Hernandez: Who knows how old he is, and what’s left?
John Maine: Will he regress or take another step forward?
Oliver Perez: He has a live arm, but what can you expect from a reclamation project?
Dave Williams: Do they really expect a journeyman to become a consistent winner?
Mike Pelfrey: Aren’t all rookies gambles?
Phil Humber: See Pelfrey.
Aaron Sele: If he were that good, wouldn’t the Dodgers have kept him?
Alay Soler: Outside of one game, what has he shown against ML hitters?
Jorge Sosa: Can you bank on a project?
Jason Vargas: Again, his former team gave up on him, so aren’t there doubts?
There’s quantity, but where’s the quality?
Folks, a whole lot of things have to break right for the Mets’ starters this year. They’ll need big time help from the hitters and bullpen.