Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation:
According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 with a 4.36 ERA in 188 innings, and Santana will go 14-7 with a 3.10 ERA in 189 innings.
That’s a pretty optimistic view of things by Bill James who has the Mets starting five pegged for 52 wins. The thing that stands out the most here is Johan Santana winning 14 games with a 3.10 ERA in 189 innings pitched. Damn I hope he’s right, but to expect Johan to pitch that many innings and to return to form seems like a big stretch to me. Santana’s career ERA is 3.10 so he’s basically expecting him to perform at his previous level. Like I said, I hope he’s right, but I’m betting he’s way off.
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