The Mets plan to use a 6-man rotation
Going into the 2023 regular season, the New York Mets are enjoying a star-studded course. As with anything, though, there are a few select questions and concerns. For this, the Mets’ personnel, especially the older ages of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Carlos Carrasco, in particular, is of greater concern.
With the Mets World Series expected, all three will be needed for the duration of the season as the Mets look to play in late October and early November. As a result, it might be smart to keep the Mets fresh, and they reportedly plan to do so with a six-man rotation.
The Mets will run six-man starting rotations throughout the year:
Earlier today, The Athletic’s Tim Britton reported, “The Mets will use a six-man rotation in points throughout this season.” Certainly, not much of a surprise.
If the Mets eventually implement this plan during the 2023 regular season, it presents David Peterson with an excellent opportunity. Peterson currently appears to be in a comfortable position as the Mets’ sixth starter after Verlander, Scherzer, Koday Singha, Jose Quintana and Carrasco.
Peterson is heading into 2022. He’s gone 7-5 and has a 3.83 ERA. Peterson had 126 strikeouts in 105.2 innings pitched. His prowess to the Mets was also very valuable. Peterson gave the Mets 19 starts last year and appeared nine times in relief.
Along with Peterson, Tylor Megill will likely have a role at times throughout the season, should this older squad have any injuries or limited breaks. Megill is coming off a 4-2 season in which he also made the Mets resilient with nine starts and six starts.
In his first spring training Monday, Peterson went in two innings, throwing 25 pitches. The left-hander gave up one walk and did not allow a hit or run. Finally, in just those two innings, Peterson scored three hits, proving that he could early on have a role in the Mets’ rotation as the sixth starting pitcher.