1. The Rotation
The 2015 Mets have probably the deepest rotation in baseball. And even if Steven Matz is not ready for the NLDS with his back issue, the Mets will still bring up Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey for the first three games. That’s as a great a Big 3 in a rotation as anyone can put up. And Bartolo Colon would replace Matz as the 4th starter which is a better 4th option than most teams have.
One thing that might’ve hurt the 2006 Mets World Series chances was their lack of rotation depth because of injuries.
The 2006 Mets had their ace Pedro Martinez already done for the year with a calf injury. The,n a day before Game 1 of the NLDS, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, who was scheduled to pitch in that first game, felt tightness in his leg during warmups and had to miss the playoffs as well. So they were left with Tom Glavine, Steve Trachsel and fill ins like John Maine and Oliver Perez.
Glavine was good for the most part in the playoffs. Maine and even Perez had some fine playoff moments. But Trachsel was awful and after he got hurt in Game 3 in the NLCS vs the Cardinals, the Mets had to put Perez in for Game 7. Perez was actually effective in that game. But without Pedro and El Duque, the rotation was clearly not the same. We all know pitching wins championships.
The 2015 Mets clearly have the edge in this category.