Originally written January 19, 2013 on Mets360.com:
Every day the Mets move closer to starting the 2013 with only four rotational givens: Santana, Niese, Harvey and Gee.  That leaves Mejia, Familia, Schwinden, Hefner and a certain fella named McHugh.  You might be asking, “McWho?” but by the end of Spring Training I would hardly be surprised if Collin McHugh were to be anointed as the 5th starter in the rotation. The reason why isn’t going to shock anyone.  The #1 thing that the Mets need to replace from R.A. Dickey is the innings and McHugh’s control and 4-pitch ability allow him to be a pretty consistent (if not quite astounding) option.  Though, a number of people were pretty happy with Dillon Gee who actually profiles as having a bit less “Stuff” than McHugh. Fastball: 89-92 MPH (Tops out at 93) Curveball: 71-74 MPH (Described as “Looping”) Cutter/Slider:  84-86 MPH Changeup: 80-81 MPH (Weakest Pitch) McHugh’s 2012 was spent between AA, AAA and the MLB.  His MLB numbers are not worth mentioning but they weren’t great.  His AA
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