Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/22/13
As MMN continues to shift into winter mode, we welcome another weekly feature, called Prospect Face-Off. Each week, our writers will be given a match-up of two Mets minor league prospects, and will have to state their case as to why they prefer one over the other. In our inaugural edition, our staff was posed with this question: Who would you rather have start the season in the Mets’ rotation come 2014: Jacob deGrom, or Rafael Montero? John Bernhardt: This summer I had the opportunity to watch both deGrom and Montero pitch in Binghamton. Although Montero was lights out, they both impressed. From an organizational perspective, it might make more sense to use deGrom as a rotation this year, allowing an additional year in Triple-A for Montero to develop, thus providing a clearer picture about how best to use his talent. Yet, the way I look at it, a weary fan base needs reasons to get excited about the 2014 Mets. Starting pitching is our cause for hope and we need to assemble the best c...
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