2016 was a story of injuries for the Mets’ star-studded rotation. So how should management handle the staff for the upcoming season?

The New York Mets had a largely injury plagued 2016 season, but their All-Star rotation got hit by far the hardest.

Injuries befell names such as Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz. Even Zack Wheeler, who was expected to return last season, didn’t see any major league action due to setbacks in his second year of recovery from Tommy John surgery.

The Mets need to handle each pitcher with a certain degree of caution if they hope to get the most out of their potent power arms. Nothing would be more disappointing for fans of baseball as a whole than to see the efforts and talent of these great pitchers squandered because they were pushed too hard and too early.

So here’s an idea of how management should handle this pitching dilemma.