Managing the Starting Pitchers

A pitching rotation that other MLB Managers envy. Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz are the locks. The fifth starter spot will come down to how Sandy Alderson and Collins feel about Zack Wheeler’s progression in rehab.

If they plan on taking a slow approach with Wheeler, Seth Lugo or Robert Gsellman could be in line to start the season as a starter.

With all of this talent and depth, should be easy to manage, right?



Unfortunately, four out of five members of the possible rotation will be coming off of season-ending disabled list stints to start the season. Another factor Collins will need to consider is the age of his young staff.

With the free agency loss of Bartolo Colon, has dramatically decreased the average age of the staff, so again, it can be considered one of the youngest in baseball.

Terry will need to rely on Pitching Coach, Dan Warthen to determine the workload the young rocket arms should receive.

Spring Training will be a key determining factor in how best to utilize each arm, with the exception of Noah Syndergaard, who lead a healthy 2016 campaign.