Oct 5, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) throws during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card playoff baseball game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 5, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) throws during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card playoff baseball game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets: Phenomenal starting pitching

We all know the New York Mets have an absurd rotation, which is even more of a reason for them to be thankful.

Even with veteran rock Bartolo Colon bolting to the division rival Braves, the Metsies still have major power arms.

The likes of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, and Zach Wheeler make up the young crop. There is so much here that the Mets can actually make up a five-man rotation with two of these guys in the bullpen.

Of the bunch, the cream of the crop has to be Syndergaard. Pitching through a minor bone spur in his elbow, he rose to an elite level, culminating with a dominant seven-inning performance in the team’s wild-card loss.

Whatever happens with Yoenis Cespedes, fans know their pitching will give them a chance to compete in 2017.

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