The Mets don’t know what they are doing with their fifth starter. Orlando Hernandez won’t be ready physically. Mike Pelfrey hasn’t done well.
Kind of makes you wonder why they didn’t bite the bullet and give Kyle Lohse one year. They’re spending a pile of money on pitching anyway, what’s a little more?
This has the potential to be a black hole in the rotation that will also sap the bullpen.
Here’s an idea … make Jorge Sosa the fifth starter and add Nelson Figueroa or Steve Register to the bullpen. Sosa has shown he can be an effective starter. Hell, with the way things are going, he might end up coming out of the pen on the day the fifth starter goes. He might as well start the game.