Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/25/14
The season ended about three weeks ago and now that we’ve had some time to reflect, it’s time to start handing out grades. This morning, we’ll begin with the starting pitching. The starting pitching exceeded expectations this year. I don’t think anyone thought that Jon Niese or R.A. Dickey would be as dominant as they were this year. We were also very unsure about how Chris Young and Johan Santana would hold up. Both contributed more than we expected, even though Santana missed the last part of the year. The rotation was in the top third in baseball in most categories, as you can see below: If you look at BABIP and other stats not in this chart such as HR/FB%, luck (if you believe in it) doesn’t seem to have played a major part in the success this season. The numbers suggest that maybe the Mets got a little lucky with a few fly balls on the warning track, but it didn’t have a huge impact. This staff was good, no doubt about it. Now let’s begin the grading… R.A. Dickey: A+  Dickey r...
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