4. Starting Rotation

Do I really need to go over the fact that the Mets have a strong starting rotation? When giving a reason why they will succeed, it’s impossible to ignore.

Jacob Degrom has leapfrogged Matt Harvey as the staff ace and lowered his ERA to 1.98 after another impressive outing Tuesday. While Harvey may have the ace attitude, Degrom has solidified himself as the go to starter in 2015.

The Mets currently have an embarrassment of riches in the starting rotation.  Their top three of Degrom, Harvey and young stud Noah Syndergaard are better then pretty much every top three in Major League Baseball.  Round out the staff with the ageless Bartolo Colon and steady lefty Jon Niese and you have a championship rotation.

There is a lot of talk of skipping starts and limiting innings down the stretch and the Mets are the only team then can get away with it when your replacement starter is Steven Matz.

You hear about the Mets starting staff ad nauseam, but there’s good reason for it.  They are as good as advertised, and will lead this team to the NL East title.