New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen can’t help himself from making ill-advised claims about his team. Last offseason, Wagenen boldly told the rest of the National League East to “come get us.” The Mets finished third in the division.
Van Wagenen issued a similar statement Thursday, saying the Mets have “probably the deepest” rotation in baseball after adding Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha, according to Newsday’s Tim Healey. Van Wagenen didn’t mention those players by name, as the Mets haven’t officially announced the signings yet.
That’s quite the claim considering Porcello had a 5.52 ERA and Wacha had a 4.76 ERA last season. Those are players you take a shot on hoping they can bounce back, not guys you should depend on to drastically alter your rotation.
Still, those signings give the Mets six solid starting options.